History from the Salewa website: Salewa products are made in West Germany. The Salewa name started in 1935 which was manufacturing leather goods. In 1948 Salewa was creating backpacks, soccer balls, motorcycle tank bags and then ski poles. Starting in the 1960s climbing gear was manufactured especially the Salewa light crampon set, and the invention of the threaded tubular ice screw. I know that Chouinard was selling Salewa products shown in the Chouinard 1968 catalog. In 1979 the Salewa Eagle was created to symbolize the strength and quality and performance of Salewa products.
Salewa pitons from the 1960's
Salewa Z-Piton. I like how a extra grommet was aded to the carabiner eye. Not sure if this piton came painted in the red color or the end user painted the piton. However this piton looks like it was dragged along on many climbing ascents, but looks like it has never been (placed) hit by a hammer.
Two pages from the 1975 Hei-Ha-Sport, Bergsport-Katalog which show other Salewa pitons.
Salewa Bohrhaken - piton used for bolt holes, #390 shown in the 1969 and 1975 Hei-Ha-Sport catalog
Two Salewa pitons shown in the 1980 Stubai catalog. Shown as Salewa but on the photos it shows a Stubai symbol.
Salewa pitons shown on ebay 6/2021 by seller adventure_outdoors