William Henry Limited Edition Thomas Jefferson Tulip Poplar Knife
Feel the presence of our nation's early history in your pocket! Fahrney's is proud to present the second in our series of exclusive limited edition knives custom made for us by the artisans at William Henry Studio.
The handsome knife features an inlay of the natural wood from a Tulip Poplar tree widely believed to have been planted by Thomas Jefferson on the southwest corner of his beloved Virginia home, Monticello. In his Weather Memorandum Book on April 16, 1807 Jefferson noted planting, “1. Laurodendron in margin of SW [shrub circle] from the nursery.” We assume this is the extant “southwest” tulip poplar: Jefferson’s “margin of SW shrub circle” corresponds to the tree’s current location. The tree was one of the grandest specimens of its kind. The wood was furnished by Historical Woods of America, which had the opportunity to reclaim a portion of the massive tree when it was removed in 2008 for safety concerns.
The fine details on the Jefferson knife recall custom designs found at Monticello - like the mill work trim inside the house and on the capitals of columns at the entryways. The elegant frame is intricately hand-carved in sterling silver. Two precision-cut citrine gemstones are set into 18K gold bezels on the button lock and the knife guard. The blade is forged in damascus steel with a 'Wave' pattern and coated in tungsten carbide for superior wear resistance. Fittings and fasteners are custom fabricated from stainless steel and titanium.
A Clip Case carrier crafted in premium lined leather is included in the wood gift box. The Thomas Jefferson Tulip Poplar knives are individually numbered in a limited edition of 50 pieces. Order your Jefferson soon and carry a part of history!
William Henry Limited Edition Thomas Jefferson Tulip Poplar Knife Features:
- Natural wood inlay from a Tulip Poplar tree from Jefferson's Monticello home
- Intricately hand-carved details in sterling silver
- Citrine gemstones set in 18K gold bezels on each button lock and the knife guard
- Blade forged from Damascus steel with a wave pattern and coated for wear resistance
- Arrives in a wood gift box with lined leather clip case carrier
- Individually numbered and limited 50 pieces