Custom Alliances and Special Projects

William Henry Studios & Fahrney’s Pens Exclusive

Historical Woods of America is pleased to announce that we have recently team up with William Henry Studios and Fahrney's Pens for a special project. We have been asked to provide wood for knife handles from "America's Historic Horse-Chestnut Tree" that was planted by George Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

William Henry is devoted to the vision of designing and building the finest tools possible. Founded in 1997 by partners Matthew William Conable and Michael Henry Honack, William Henry has grown from a one-man shop to a 20 person company that has established a new benchmark of excellence.

The wood has been used to create the handles on a limited edition (50 pieces only) series of special knives that are being sold exclusively through Fahrney's Pens, the premier pen retailer in the country.  

Please Note: You may order these knives from Historical Woods of America as well, however, if you decide to purchase directly from Fahrney's, please be sure to tell them that you saw it here first.

Read more about the project here and on Flickr.

"Presidential Classic" 1911 Model Limited Edition Handguns

We are proud to announce that HWA has teamed up with elite firearm manufacturer Wilson Combat of Berryville Arkansas. We have been asked to provide them with grip material from "Americas Historic Horse-Chestnut Tree", the last survivor of the thirteen famous Horse Chestnut trees that George Washington planted on Fauquier St. in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.

This series contained only five pistols and sold out within 2 hours of being released to the public. To view and read more on the first in this series named the "Presidential Classic" model, Click the link below.

Presidential Classic" 1911 Model Limited Edition Handguns

We expect to see the next limited edition series coming out soon and will update this page when we get the images and information from Wilson Combat.

Wilson Combat is one of the premier 1911 model pistol manufacturers in the world and it's an honor to be working with them on this special project. Click the the link to see what else they do:

If you are interested in purchasing one of these extremely rare and highly collectible pistols from the next series, please contact John May at Wilson Combat 870 545 3635

Freedom's Steel

HWA is again proud to have been asked to be involved in another important custom project with our historic George Washington Horse- Chestnut tree wood.

We are part of a collaboration between several master craftsmen in the creation of a one of a kind custom presentation knife named "Freedom's Steel" that was created for the grassroots organization Knife Rights.

We have supplied the George Washington Horse-Chestnut wood for the handle on this special knife that has been donated to the NRA-ILA and will be auctioned off at their annual meeting in St Louis, MO on the weekend of April 13.

More information and photos of this knife can be found at:

The Knife Rights