Classic Wood Spinning Top - Why and Whale

Classic Wood Spinning Top

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The very first top style that Klaus Mader made, back in 1985. Beautifully made of hardwood in a variety of natural tones that highlight the grain and markings of the wood.

Difficulty rating: 2

Please note: the tones of this top may vary from those depicted.

Made In: Austria
Product Size: D: 4.5 cm / 1.77in
Age: 5 years +
Safety: Manufactured according to the stringent European toy safety law EN71.

Mader Kreiselmanufaktur was founded in 1991 by Klaus Mader, a very skilled carpenter with a love for handcrafted wooden toys. He has a small but mighty workshop found in the foothills of the Austrian Alps which hand makes not only traditional spinning tops but also skipping ropes, kaleidoscopes and yo-yos. Each spinning top is painstakingly made by hand, often by Klaus himself, out of locally sourced wood with some tops requiring up to 20 different stages such as wood turning, burning, embossing, carving, brushing, painting and varnishing. One can’t help but admire the attention to detail in every creation.

His toys are easily recognized as they all have a burned in stripe in the middle, beautifully chosen colors and unparalleled attention to detail. You can’t help but pick one up and give it a twirl then watch mesmerized as it spins and falls.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Literally the best top.

We happen to own a bunch of tops, from toy shops and Etsy, but this one stands apart. It’s quality and durability is in a league of its own.