B17 Wing Keyrings
We love commissions that are out of the ordinary. These are our one of our most interesting and enduring commissions in recent years.
Cut by hand from a B17 bomber wing that hit a telephone pole on landing and was abandoned in a feild in Hertfordshire. The wing laid on farmland for 50 years, used as a bridge across a ditch, until it was restored and displayed in Nuthampstead airfield museum.
One of the trustees of the museum, whose father was in the 398 Bombadiers Group stationed in the UK during the war, approached us to make tokens from a leftover piece of the wing a few years ago.
We’re now on our fourth repeat order for these fabulous keyrings and pendants. A bit of history, and traditional techniques coming together… We love it.