Display the Steinbach SIGNED Troll Gingerbread Man Nutcracker in your kitchen and he will quickly become your baking mascot. This high-quality piece is hand-signed by Karla Steinbach and carved by German artisans. All details were painted free-hand for a one-of-a-kind arts and crafts look. This decorative nutcracker wears a red white and blue outfit and includes a wooden rolling pin and detailed gingerbread house.About SteinbachSteinbach is recognized for the unique design of their wood-carved creations developed many years ago by Herr Christian Steinbach. The Steinbach family started making nutcrackers and other items in the 1800s in the Alpine regions of Germany.The tradition of creating hand-carved Steinbach German Nutcrackers is carried on by the Steinbach family which remains responsible for the product concept development design manufacture and quality control at the Hohenhameln factory in the northern region of Germany.Steinbach items are highly collectible. If you are starting a new collection or adding to your existing collection you will love these unique masterpieces. These treasured collectibles are handed down from generation to generation.The Making of Steinbach NutcrackersSteinbach nutcrackers are each produced using up to 130 separate procedures. Genuine hardwood is cut and shaped into specific sizes and parts. The wood is then turned by hand using an ancient process that creates smooth clean surfaces. The pieces are then lathed and polished and drilled before they are turned over to experienced craftsmen who prime and spray them repeatedly alternating the process with drying to produce an even tone. Carving comes next; wood-carving artisans use knives and finely-honed skill to add personality and detail to the pieces. Finally the painters take over; trained German artists paint these nutcrackers free-hand allowing each color to dry before the next is applied. The final result is a truly unique one-of-a-kind product that's a must-have for collectors and art lovers alike.