"History You Can Hold" - SENTINEL KNIFE - George Washington Horse Chestnut
History Salvaged has partnered with Palmetto Blades of South Carolina to create a unique offering of custom handcrafted knives featuring an assortment of Historic Witness Wood®. Complementing the History Salvaged commitment to “Keep History Alive”, the partnership expands our product line by offering what Palmetto describes as “History You Can Hold”.
Palmetto Blades has selected one of its most popular style knives, The Sentinel to kick off the project.
Each custom knife in this collection will begin with Palmetto’s one of a kind custom Damascus blade, The Sentinel, measures 6” overall length with a 2” saber ground edge. The handle construction will offer and an option of an assortment Historic Witness Wood® from History Salvaged to create the perfect, historic pocketknife. All knives are handmade by Ricky Simpson and his staff at Palmetto Blades in Due West, SC and come with a custom, hand-tooled leather sheath made in house by Jennifer Simpson.
Please Note: Current lead-time on a knife is 60-90 days upon placement of an order and prices vary based on the Rarity of the Historic Witness Wood®.
The Sentinel Knife
Overall Length: 6 Inches
Blade Length: 2 Inches
Blade Thickness: .1875 Inch
Blade Steel: Palmetto Custom Damascus
- Made in the USA
George Washington Horse Chestnut
This George Washington knife is created from Witness Wood® that Fredericksburg, VA claims as one of America’s most historic trees. It was a Horse-Chestnut and the last of thirteen which George Washington planted to shade the walk between his mother’s cottage and Kenmore, his sister’s home. He named these trees for the thirteen colonies, which seemed to be a fashion at that time. Alexander Hamilton did the same at his home just outside of New York, and there were others.
In 2004 at the age of 216, this last Horse Chestnut needed to be taken down after 78 years of trying to preserve it.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. He died on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
All Knives are handcrafted and are made in America.
Each is individually hand made and each varies in look and feel.
All History Salvaged product is guaranteed authentic and made utilizing the wood describe and in conjunction with our partner clients.
All History Salvaged products arrive in Eco-Friendly packaging.
- EacKnife comes with custom handmade leather sheath and COA guaranteeing the Authenticity of the Witness Wood®.