Around 1900 the American Chestnut tree population was devastated by a chestnut blight.By 1940 3.5 billion American Chestnut trees had perished.The Hoover barn,located just outside of Hopkinsville,Ky.was built around 1920 and continued in use til the late 1970's when it was deemed too dangerous because of deteriorating condition and was deconstructed in 2007.Canal Street Cutlery acquired some of this rare American treasure to create one of the most unique and historic handle materials ever produced.
·Reclaimed American Chestnut handle
·440C stainless steel blades
·Nickel silver bolsters,pins,and liners
·2-1/2" spearpoint blade length
·1-1/2" coping blade length
·1-1/2" spey blade length