William Henry Celebrates George Washington's Legacy

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Luxury men’s accessory brand introduces limited edition pocketknife featuring wood from fabled horse chestnut tree in Fredericksburg, Virginia

William Henry's Limited Edition Washington Pocketknife

William Henry prides itself on the creation of distinctive and rare functional tools, and it is certainly exceptional that people are able to carry a piece of history in their pocket. - Matt Conable, William Henry Founder and chief designer.

William Henry is proud to announce the release of the new Washington pocketknife, featuring wood from one of George Washington’s fabled horse chestnut trees. This limited edition piece, developed in cooperation with Fahrney’s Pens and the Historical Woods of America, celebrates one of the most meaningful and personal legacies of George Washington.

Around 1795, George Washington planted thirteen horse chestnut trees – one for each of the original colonies – along the historical Fauquier Street in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia to provide shade for his mother and sister as they walked between each other’s houses. Since that time, the trees on Fauquier Street have been considered an important historical landmark. While many of them succumbed to weather and age during the 19th century, the last surviving tree was carefully tended to and restored by its owner in 1926 after a passionate appeal by the residents of Fredericksburg to preserve the only living link between the current generation and the life of George Washington. As a result, Representative Martin L. Davey initiated a three week project that involved the replacement of the decayed core of the trunk with concrete.

Recently reclaimed by Historical Woods of America, this amazing horse chestnut tree has provided the wood for a rare and unique creation by William Henry. Produced in a limited edition of 25 pieces, the Washington pocketknife features a stunning frame of 24K gold and sterling silver inlaid koftgari, and a black Tungsten TLC-coated, hand forged ‘wave’ Damascus steel blade. Citrine gemstones adorn the button lock and the thumb stud, pairing beautifully with the chestnut wood scale, the gold accents of the bolster and the elegant black blade.

“We are thrilled to honor the legacy of George Washington and preserve an important landmark in such a unique and personal way,” says founder and CEO, Matt Conable. “William Henry prides itself on the creation of distinctive and rare functional tools, and it is certainly exceptional that people are able to carry a piece of history in their pocket.”

The limited edition pocketknife will be available for purchase exclusively at Fahrney’s Pens. For more information on William Henry, please visit http://www.whstudio.com.

About William Henry
William Henry is an American luxury brand devoted to the vision of designing and creating superlative functional jewelry. Designer and entrepreneur Matt Conable founded the company in 1997 and is now the sole owner. Conable first established the brand creating exclusive and award-winning pocketknives, effectively transforming the archetype of all tools into a superb piece of functional jewelry for men. Today’s collections include fine jewelry, writing instruments, money clips, and golf tools.

The seamless integration of classic natural materials, precious metals & gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys is a hallmark of William Henry’s work. The brand creates limited editions only, and no two pieces are ever replicas. William Henry’s collections are available on its website and through a select network of authorized retailers in the US and abroad. For more info on WH visit http://www.whstudio.com.

About Fahrney’s Pens
Fahrney's Pens, Inc. was founded in 1929 as a repair shop for fountain pens. Since that time, it has become one of the foremost pen shops in the U.S. with catalog customers worldwide. Originally nicknamed "The Write Place,” Fahrney's now specializes in the service and sales of fine writing instruments, and exclusive accessories from around the world. For more info visit http://www.fahrneyspens.com.

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