Shawshank Oak Tree
Oak Tree Wood from the iconic movie set of the 'Shawshank Redemption' movie
All blanks will come with one COA per blank. COAs are 4" x 6" card stock with silver foil embossed COA seal.
Blank Tube Size Descriptions:
- Pen Blanks are 1" sq
- Knife Scale Pair are 6" x 1-1/2" x 3/8"
- Ring blanks are 1-1/2" sq x 1/2"
The Shawshank tree was a white oak located near Malabar Farm State Park in Monroe Township, Richland County, OH. This tree was featured in the 1994 motion picture The Shawshank Redemption. The tree was at least 100 feet tall and approximately 180 to 200 years old. It played a central role in the film's plot and was one of the most popular tourist sites connected to it.
Although located on private property at Malabar Farm, the tree was a major tourist attraction for fans of the film. The tree formed part of "The Shawshank Trail" which features many of the film's iconic locations and attracts up to 35,000 visitors annually. The farm where the tree was located is sometimes used as a venue for weddings.
On July 29, 2011, half of the tree fell due to trunk rot from ants after being hit by lightning. The tree was further damaged in July 2016 due to strong winds. The remaining portions of the tree were cut down on April 9, 2017, by the property's owner, Dan Dees. The Shawshank Tree has been described as among the most iconic trees in film history. The remains of the tree have been turned into pop culture merchandise such as pens, knives, and hammers.
The material for this item was sourced from Dan Dees, the owner of the Shawshank Tree. The material is distributed and certified by Hardin Penworks, LLC.