p align="justify">Around 1900 the American Chestnut tree population was devastaed 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
·Mirror polished 19C27 Sandvik steel blade
·Integral stainless steel guard
·Nickel silver pins and shield
·4-3/4" bowie blade length
·Blade width: 1-1/2"
·Blade thickness: 3/16"
·Leather belt sheath
·Made in USA