Vilhelm Hertz by the company 'Kristoffer' Inh. Kristoffer V. Pdersen

Amtsvejen 319, 3390 Hundested
Denmark

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REHACARE 2018 hall map (Hall 3): stand G62

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REHACARE 2018 fairground map: Hall 3

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 07  Mobility and walking aids
  • 07.01  Walking aids
  • 07.01.03  Crutches

Our products

Product category: Crutches

Split

We offer 100% money back garantee after 6 weeks of normal usage if our products does not meet your expectations regarding quality or functionality. We offer this service because it´s essential that our customers are 100% satisfied.

 

“Split” is one of the first crutches we designed. It is inspired by the classic English crutch that goes under the armpit. This crutch model is more common in the Anglo-Saxon countries than in Europe. By reducing it and turning it 90 degrees, we made room for an aluminum fitting that supports the handle, and in that way, we transformed its function into a European underarm crutch.

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Product category: Crutches

Mumi

We offer 100% money back garantee after 6 weeks of normal usage if our products does not meet your expectations regarding quality or functionality. We offer this service because it´s essential that our customers are 100% satisfied.

 

The odd name derives from the fact that due to a mistake in the first prototype, the handle resembled the head of a figure from the Swedish comic book figures called Moomin (Mumi in Danish).

 

This crutch was inspired from classical Danish furniture. We have put a lot of emphasis in the constructions materials; the chosen materials wears beatiful and thereby lasts many years. The crutch is very well balanced and "feels easy" to use.

 

Due to the many possible variations regarding construction materials, the "Mumi" is especially good when considering a personalized customerized crutch. The flexibility of a Vilhelm Hertz crutch is perfectly fitted to the individual customer. We are able to achieve this because we use different rod materials for the crutch.

 

 

The rod is available in 3 version: two made from carbon fiber and one from aluminium.

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Product category: Crutches

The Poker

We offer 100% money back garantee after 6 weeks of normal usage if our products does not meet your expectations regarding quality or functionality. We offer this service because it´s essential that our customers are 100% satisfied.

 
The name clearly derives from its slender black form in conjunction with the oak wood and its clean and simple design.

The rod itself is made of massive carbon fiber, which is chosen for its lightness, its elastic qualities and its enormous strength.

 

This crutch has a unique combination of aesthetics and strength. It can withstand the most powerful use !. The different versions allow it to be customized for those who require very high rigidity in the crutch or for you with the need for high flexibility and elasticity.

 

Ash or Oakwood is inserted between the handle fitting and the rod as a contrast. We also produce the "The Poker" with "smoked oak"-handle which gives the oak a beatiful dark deep glow.

The fitting itself is made from TIG welded steel parts. We then either coat the steel with a process called "hot black oxide", which wears beautifully through use or leave the steel uncoated. The uncoated version has a potent and industrial look to it with its visible TIG welded oxide discolorations.

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About us

Company details

We are two close friends from Halsnaes county in North Zealand, Denmark. One day, we were approached by a woman who was dependent on the use of crutches. She asked if we could help her, either by repairing her old handmade crutch or possibly by manufacturing a new elbow crutch. This led to the establishment of the Vilhelm Hertz Company as designers and manufacturers of custom-made crutches.

People who are dependent on crutches – the aluminum hospital variety – are often met with questions about their ailment and why they have to use crutches. Well, a crutch is an aid that helps you walk better. Just as a pair of glasses is an aid so you can see better. But no one poses the question to a person with glasses, “What’s wrong with you?” or “What’s wrong with your eyes?” On the contrary, eyeglasses are often referred to as “cool” or “stylish”. Our wish is that the crutch-user be complimented on his or her choice of crutch rather than bringing attention to their handicap.

The purpose of a health-aid is obviously to be better able to see, hear, move around, eat your food and carry out all kinds of other functions. But for many people with a functional disability, it is an extra stigmatization that disability aids are so apparent and so uniform in spite of the fact that all attempts have been made to make them discreet. For that reason, we have chosen to underline the artistic beauty of this utilitarian object. Just as a chair is designed for sitting at the same time as it can also be interesting to look at.

We feel entirely responsible for our work and the products we sell, so the crutches are designed by us and constructed by us and other local craftsmen in Halsnaes, Denmark.
 

What is a forearm crutch? Well, it’s an aid that helps you to walk, exactly as eyeglasses help you to see better. As we see it, the development of crutches has come to a standstill. OK, every once in a while crutches with new functions and colors pop up, but is there any focus on aesthetic innovations and artistic design?

 

Nowadays, no one would accept wearing social security eyeglass frames of the ‘50’s. That is one of the reasons we have started developing “Crutches for Life”, and at the present, we are presenting five completely unique models. They are for those of us who want to be ourselves and at the same time be well-dressed!

Nonetheless, the feeling of visibility, of standing out, is still there, and this is where we aim to choose a different path. We want to make something that is very visible!

 

Why on earth? Well, if we are to distance ourselves from a stigma, the distancing does not come from the world around us, but from us ourselves. We have to show that we are proud of ourselves. There is no use in dressing smartly if the thing that stigmatizes us most is our health aid!

 

Thus: crutches that you can be proud of showing off and that you can individualize. Your ideas and wishes are very important to us. We are craftsmen of high professional standards, and we make every single crutch especially for you. All the models can be varied according to your needs and desires.

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