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    La Natalie

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    La Natalie Gentry Style Knife

    • Elegant handcrafted knife
    • Produced from an original, vintage piece of Witness Wood® from the La Natalie - The ship that carried Napoleon from Elba 
    • Featuring a handle cast with seashells and a piece of La Natalie to pay hommage to its 89 years below the water anfter being sunk off the shores of California. 
    • La Natalie Witness Wood® featured in an heirloom collector qualityone of a kind knife
    • Features Witness Wood® from the 1833 shipwreck, recovered in 1924, and 5/32” thick ADS Redneck Skin pattern Damascus measuring 6.25” OAL with a 2.25” saber ground edge
    • Engraved: La Natalie
    • Delivery 3 weeks
    • Made in the USA

      The La Natalie Pen is part of a small collection created from Witness Wood® acquired by History Salvaged from a museum collection liquidation of the La Natalie which sank off the Monterey coast on December 1, 1833.

      La Natalie is an interesting ship with an even more interesting history. Originally, La Natalie, was a French sloop of war named the Inconstant, the vessel used by Napoleon to escape from Elba to France. It was then captured by allied powers and sold to a Mexican trading company, which was then sold to the United States as a merchant's vessel.

      Traveling to Monterey Bay, La Natalie carried Mexican national Don Jose Abrego when she sank on December 1, 1833. In 1834, wood recovered from the La Natalie was used by Don Jose Abrego to build Casa Abrego, a wonderful example of early 19th-century adobe construction, which still stands and is preserved as a California State Historic Site in Monterey.

      Following a storm in 1924 that exposed the vessel, there were literally hundreds of articles about “Natalie” nationwide, including the magazine section of the New York Times of October 26th that contained an article called “Last of Napoleon's Ship of Hope”.

      • All pens are handcrafted by our Master Pen Craftsman 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

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