Handcrafted by renowned artisan Jim Durkac in Brooklyn, NY, this is a great addition to any home, office or business. The handle is made from the basketball court wood from The Pavilion. The opener measures 8.5" long and is engraved with "Villanova Pavilion" on the handle. No two openers are alike as each piece of court wood has its own degree of original wear and tear, nicks and scuffs and unique characteristics from the floor.
To create these by hand, each opener was made by processing the wood, cutting from the bottom of the board (to not alter the court surface) to reduce the thickness to appropriate handle thickness, hand shaping the wood to match the stainless steel letter opener and adhering the wood to the letter opener using a two part epoxy. To finish the openers, several coats of polyurethane were applied to the sides (not the top or bottom) for both aesthetics and durability.
Note: Part of the proceeds from every sale goes to Villanova Athletics. Each item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Because each item is handcrafted and not mass produced, there may be minor deviations or variations from product to product. Due to the age of these reclaimed materials, there may also be minor color variations, scuffs, scratches, dents or other markings on the wood or seating.
EACH ITEM IS PROUDLY MADE IN THE U.S.A.
Please note: These items are authentic and "as is" and some contain wear and tear such as a scratch, dent, ding or other markings, especially those items that are more than 30 years old. Each product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a portion of each sale will benefit Villanova Athletics.