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Created from the historic planks of the USS North Carolina battleship, our flagship wooden ring is paired with a natural whiskey barrel ring liner and offset inlay of your choosing. This is the ring that launched Rustic and Main, created from the decks of the ship that launched us into WWII.
The USS North Carolina Features:
- USS North Carolina teak wood ring
- Natural whiskey barrel wood liner
- Made from whiskey barrels once used by the Maker's Mark Distillery.
- Offset copper inlay
- Fit: Comfort Fit
- Width: 7mm
- Handcrafted in North Carolina, USA
- Ships in 24 - 48 hours after ordering
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Historic USS North Carolina Teak
When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, they knew they had "awoken a sleeping giant," but they had no idea just how prepared this giant was for war. The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was built in 1940 and commissioned for service in April of 1941. She was the newest and fastest battleship that the US had ever created and would go on to lead every major naval offensive in WWII, earning 15 battle stars. Her wartime complement included 144 officers and 2,195 enlisted men of the finest generation America has ever known.
After her decommissioning in June of 1947 and subsequent restoration project years later, the Teak wood of her original decks was made available to the public in limited supply. We are very excited to offer a limited collection of rings from this story-filled wood.
The outside of this ring is made from the original teak decking of the USS New Jersey battleship. The same wood walked upon, fought upon, and stood upon by US sailors of many generations.
A Sailor & His Whiskey
For fun, and because it looks amazing, we have paired this heritage teak wood with another favorite of any sailor: whiskey! The whiskey barrel liner provides both an aesthetic contrast and adds to the story. Most of the whiskey barrel wood we use contains traces of the charred oak, part of the whiskey barrel-making process, and adds distinct flecks of color to the oak.
Offset Copper Inlay
We added a touch of class to this ring by adding an offset metal inlay. We chose copper for this ring.
Each Ring is Handcrafted in North Carolina
It's our honor to play a small role in the new "Made in USA" movement that is taking place across the nation and to do so by sharing part in our American heritage. Each ring purchased represents a tangible piece of American history and keeps the stories of heroism and honor alive and well.
Maker's Mark® is a registered trademark and is not involved in or affiliated with the production or distribution of this product.