Buying from the Battle★Star Knives collection means owning a piece of American history. A talented American bladesmith has transformed steel recovered from the Battleship North Carolina’s hull restoration into artistically beautiful objects, built for functional use or display, and as a legacy for future generations. Knife owners share in the story and support of the most highly decorated American battleship in the Pacific Theater during World War II, which earned 15 battle stars.
Battle★Star Knives are crafted at Ironman Forge from original U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) steel from the bow of the historic Ship. The collection begins with the Kill Devil Hills K-Bar and the Outer Banks Oyster Shucker.
Kill Devil Hills K-Bar
The iconic knife re-imagined
Working from a vision of the distinctive tool adopted by the Marines and Navy, the Kill Devil Hills K-Bar turns a classic design on its edge.
Blade: Crafted of layers of steel using the Sanmi process, the 6-inch blade showcases steel taken from the hull of the Battleship North Carolina on both outside surfaces, with a carbon core between. The process delivers a look similar to Damascus steel but enables the Ship’s steel to be on full display, highlighting its own distinguishable pattern with alloy banding.
Handle: Sourced from the deck of the Battleship, the teak composing the 5 ½-inch handle has been sand-blasted to bring out the grain, creating a weathered look evocative of the Ship’s original period.
This artisan-crafted collectible is an opportunity to own one of a limited run of bespoke knives made of and for the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA by Ironman Forge. It offers a piece of American military history in a unique form that can be treasured and shared through the years.
Outer Banks Oyster Shucker
A traditional tool with heritage
With a sleek outline and the option of two distinctive finishes, the Outer Banks Oyster Shucker gives its historic materials a modern look and functional purpose.
Blade: A layer of Battleship steel taken from the hull of the USS NORTH CAROLINA forms the outer surface of the shucker, with a core made from carbon steel. The layers are visible on the beveled edges.
Finish: This shucker comes with a smooth finish. It offers a lustrous surface that feels polished to the touch on both top and bottom.
This artisan-crafted collectible is an opportunity to own one of a limited run of bespoke tools made of and for the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA by Ironman Forge. It offers a piece of American military history in a unique form that can be treasured and shared through the years.
Smooth finish: $100
Also available: Battle★Star Steel and Teak
Battle★Star Steel and Teak product owners share in the story and support of the most highly decorated American battleship in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Each steel piece comes from the hull of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and the material has not been altered in any way. Great for display on a mantle, bookcase or desk, each steel or teak item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity or attached plaque. Explore the online store to learn more.