Overview"In the troubled years of the American Revolution, men wanted by the Crown of Great Britain for treason were forced to gather out-of-doors to avoid detection?and execution. They often designated trees as the location of their meetings. These became known as ?Liberty Trees. If the red coats found the tree, but no colonial ?traitors,? they often vented their wrath by felling the tree in hopes that they could dampen the spirit of freedom by toppling the magnificent witnesses to so many patriotic plans.
A few of the Liberty Trees survived the axe and the slow passage of years. The wood in the handle of this knife is from a tree that survived all but a hurricane's fury in Annapolis, Maryland.
The blade is reminiscent of designs commonly found in the hands of our colonial forefathers. The handle is embellished with two gold stars in memory of patriotic ideals that live today in those who love this land. The bolsters are lustrous brass.
This first prototype was made by Larry Harley. The edition will be limited to 1,776 individually numbered pieces."
Numbered 506 of 1776 on guard. Includes original display case and paperwork. Mint condition. Blade Steel: 420HC