Conrad Hartz ” Danny O’Day” Wannabe


Conrad Hartz is one of the finest makers of wood carved figures on the planet. He uses his mallet and chisel to make his carved figures. No duplicarving when you get a Hartz figure. Every one is unique.

Today I am happy to offer to you folks a wonderful Hartz figure that to me really captures the Danny O’Day look. He is all original in perfect as new condition having been purchased in 1998 which is the date on the bottom board of the body but in actuality inside the head he is dated 1995. So this figure is 18 years old.

He is full size standing 40″ tall and has side to side moving eyes and slot jaw. The mechanics work as smooth as silk.

So if you have always wanted a Hartz figure in the classic Marshall style with no waiting, here is your chance. Conrad had this to say about this figure: “I showed him to Jimmy Nelson when he was at our mini vention that year. Jimmy liked him.”

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One Response to Conrad Hartz ” Danny O’Day” Wannabe

  1. Steve Henderson says:

    Conrad Hartz created “Zak the Scarecrow” for me back in 1979. Zak is now 35 years old. All still works great and those HUGE blue eyes get everyone’s attention that comes along. Again Conrad… Thank You, Steve Henderson.

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