Wilmington, NC – March 24, 2021 – Battleship NORTH CAROLINA has launched the Battle★Star Collection to sell finely crafted products made from materials taken directly from the Ship during periods of restoration.

“We are proud to be able to share the USS NORTH CAROLINA with the public by selling heirloom-quality products that repurpose the historic materials that built this great American battleship,” said Captain Terry Bragg, Executive Director of the Battleship. The steel and teak used in the products come from hull and deck restoration projects.

The collection includes both Battle★Star Knives and Battle★Star Steel and Teak.

To create Battle★Star Knives, a talented American bladesmith has transformed steel recovered from the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA’s hull restoration into artistically beautiful objects, built for functional use or display.

Battle★Star Knives are crafted at Ironman Forge from original U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) steel from the bow of the historic Ship. The collection begins with the Kill Devil Hills K-Bar and the Outer Banks Oyster Shucker.

Each item of Battle★Star Steel and Teak is crafted from material taken from the hull or deck of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and will vary slightly as the material remains un-retouched. The products enhance a mantle, bookcase or desk.

All come with a Certificate of Authenticity or an attached plaque.

Buying from the Battle★Star Collection means owning a piece of American history. Owners share in the story and support of the most highly decorated American battleship in the Pacific Theater during World War II, which earned 15 battle stars.

Sales are online only. Visit www.battleshipnc.com/store/steel/ to see the products available now.

About the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported, and relies primarily on admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, rentals, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River, the Battleship is open daily. Visit www.BattleshipNC.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55, Twitter.com/battleshipnc and Instagram.com/battleshipnc for more information. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a historic site within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (www.NCCulture.com).