The makhila, the traditionnal Basque walking stick, is a symbol of honour and reflects a certain philosophy and way of life. Elegant, practical, a redoutable defensive weapon as well as a decorative object, the makhila is not only a mark of distinction but also a walking companion - a truly essential element in Basque life.
In the vanguard of Basque craftsmanship, the makhila (or makila) is made by the Ainciart Bergara family in the village of Larressore.
Discover, on this site, the
noble step-by-step method of fabrication, the ancestral "savoir faire"
of the only Basque family who still make the makhila by tradition.
Our workshop has been distinguished with the
French label EPV.
.......... Entirely made by hand from the medlar tree .....
.........The sculptured branch is made into a walking stick
and also a defensive weapon : unscrew the handle and discover the
sharpened steel point....
"BEST CRAFTSMAN OF FRANCE"
National Trade Exposition of Paris 1936
Diploma of the "Petite Industrie Régionale"
64480 LARRESSORE FRANCE
Tél. 33 (0)5 59 93 03 05