Oyster Knife - Wye Oak Limited Edition 555 of 1,000

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 10, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Wye Oak Commerative Oyster Knife

This is #555 of a SOLD OUT - Limited Edition

You are bidding on an opportunity to bid on a unique piece of American history. The oystering and the 460 year old "Wye Oak" from which this knife was handcrafted, extend back to the earliest European settlements along the North American Mid-Atlantic coast.

See: www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll/images1/wye.html

This year marks 400 years since the first permanent settlement was established at Jamestown, Virginia and Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay . You can own an indelible reminder of that history.

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This Limited Edition, hand-made traditional style oyster knife master crafted with handles expertly tooled from select pieces of the famous Wye Oak tree . The handles have been lovingly handcrafted and finished by Dale German,

master furniture & cabinet maker with over 30 years experience working with fine woods .Each knife handle has unique coloring and grain qualities produced by the vintage age of the wood. The knife is presented in a handsomely finished solid oak box, and the top lid of the box is engraved with the Wye Oak insignia. The knife design was developed by George Hastings, National Oyster Shucking Championship Winner in 2003.

The knife blades are fabricated of high-quality stainless steel by skilled knif
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