My blades are handcrafted from 1095 high carbon steel. Each knife handle is made “from scratch”, starting with a plank of 100+ year-old, reclaimed barn wood. Handcrafted treenails (“hardwood pins”) are a signature feature of my work.

My knife designs are often inspired by an “old blade” found in a relative’s kitchen drawer or a Quaker friend’s knife passed down from mother to daughter or father to son.

Henry Freeman

What is a Treenail?

As the name implies, a treenail is a handcrafted hardwood “nail or pin” designed to bond two or more pieces of wood together. While this centuries-old practice has largely been replaced by modern-day nails and screws, during colonial times hardwood pins were used to make everything from houses, barns and covered bridges to handcrafted tools and fine colonial furniture.

“In a world where mass-produced products dominate the market, H. Freeman Knives
stands as a beacon of craftsmanship and tradition.”

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