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.
001 Living History Series – Liberty Knife
The Alamo, Gettysburg, Normandy. These and other notable places in American history often give rise to deep, patriotic feelings about the events that took place on those hallowed grounds. Browning, in association with American Forests, offers a special collection of four limited edition Living History knives. Each knife celebrates the great achievements of historic Americans, and the impact they made on their nation. As a testimony to their beauty and craftsmanship, these fine knives have been honored with the Shooting Industry’s “Knife of the Year” award. What truly makes these knives special is the handle, each made from the wood of trees that “witnessed” the history by the principals involved. American Forests will plant trees in habitat restoration projects with each Browning knife sold. When you purchase one of these knives you will become a member of American Forests, the esteemed non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting our beautiful woodlands, and will receive the quarterly publication of American Forests magazine.