CHEF'S KNIFE, HOLLYWOOD CHEERY TREE HANDLE
We’ve partnered with Brent Stubblefield of Join or Die Knives in Richmond, Virginia to craft these beautiful kitchen knives boasting AEB-L stainless steel and a one-of-a-kind handle made from a 150-year-old black cherry tree in Hollywood Cemetery. The tree used for this unique kitchen knife was salvaged by Genuine Timbercraft after disease and time finally took its toll on the beautiful native species. The center of the tree had rotted away, so the age is based on the tree's diameter and growth factor formula which was established by the International Society of Arboriculture. This tree would have first sprouted in the mid 1800s, which places its germination sometime around the Cemetery's establishment in 1848 and the end of the Civil War in 1865. This unique cherrywood has been carefully milled, cured and slabbed before undergoing a stabilization process whereby an epoxy resin is infused throughout the grain using a vacuum and heat curing system. The process creates dimensional stability, durability and water resistance throughout the piece.