"History You Can Hold" - SENTINEL KNIFE - Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
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
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
History Salvaged has acquired Abraham Lincoln Birthplace original, vintage pieces of Witness Wood® from the Abraham Lincoln Farm in Hodgenville, Kentucky. The Ladies Lincoln League and the Lincoln Farm Association sold this rare Witness Wood® in the 1920s to raise money for the funding of a library to compliment the proposed monument and memorial building on the site. Our original pieces of Witness Wood® are from the farm where Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809.
This is an incredible and rare piece of Lincoln history as most of the pieces from the period have been lost to time. History Salvaged has only seen a few other pieces available at auction over the years.
The Ladies Lincoln League would eventually turn the site over to the control of the Nation Park Service but prior to that, the site became a national landmark and the Ladies Lincoln League was responsible for raising money for capital projects and preservation of the site.
This is indeed a rare heirloom of our American past, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace site is today part of the National Parks system, thus no wood artifact or any other artifact can be removed legally from the property.
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®.