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Handcrafted Witness Wood® Heirlooms, Gifts, and Collectibles

Own a Piece of History

Heirloom Pens & More

Handcrafted Heirlooms

Look to History Salvaged for Fine Writing Instruments, Unique Gifts and Collectibles made from historic and culturally significant repurposed Witness Wood® and other materials. We offer beautiful pens and functional art that are wonderful to give or receive.

Witness Wood®

Witness Wood®

For your personal use, as a gift, or for the discerning collector: History Salvaged creates heirloom quality pens and other items that honor historic moments in history. Every handcrafted piece we create is made from Witness Wood® or other materials that may be the last of its kind as each is a limited resource.

Karen Libecap

Karen Libecap

History Salvaged is proud to have partnered with renown Miniature Artist Karen Libecap in the creation of a high end line One of a Kind works of Fine Art. By creating and painting One of a Kind pieces of fine art presenting historic figures, buildings and scenes on the caps of History Salvaged pens featuring historic Witness Wood® as well as commissioned personal and family paintings, Karen's work will be presented on handcrafted heirlooms that can be passed down to future generations.

News, Updates & More

News, Updates & More

See recent acquisitions, projects and articles along with FAQ’s about our product, pens, inks and more. Additionally, please visit our Gallery of ever changing images of our products, Witness Wood® and craftsmanship.


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Who We Are

Based in West Creek, NJ History Salvaged is committed to “Keeping History Alive” through the repurposing of reclaimed and salvaged Witness Wood® and other materials of historic and cultural significance. With more than 100 years in combined experience our artist’s, artisan’s, gold and silversmith and master pen maker’s are unparalleled in the creation of handcrafted unique and functional art, collectibles, heirlooms and fine writing instruments.

Dedicated to saving history one piece at a time, our customers and we, cherish each handcrafted, Made in the USA, heirloom quality creation. Each creation and heirloom has a story to tell and whether you “Use Them, Collect Them or Gift Them” that story is being passed on and not lost to time.

Mission Statement

History Salvaged began with a simple goal: the reclamation, salvaging and repurposing of wood and other natural materials from historic sites throughout the United States that would otherwise be discarded and lost to history.

We work primarily with Witness Wood® and timbers removed from historical buildings and sites during the renovation and preservation of existing structures as well as with trees and branches that have fallen in storms, or are removed for safety reasons or expanded construction.

We offer a significant alternative to support our client historical sites, museums, fraternal organizations and others, rather than the discarding and destruction of these limited, one of a kind resources, thus preserving not only history, but also the integrity of the environment through the repurposing of these materials.

Although our initial creations were limited to fine writing instruments, we have developed a group of artists, craftsmen, artisans and others and expanded our product offering to include picture frames, bottle stoppers, ornaments, magnets, bookmarks, furniture, artwork and other collectibles.

With the challenges facing all of us in the 21st Century and as the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers age, the relationship with our fore fathers and national identity seems to be fading. We are committed to preserving our national identity and preserving sites, buildings and materials that have not only witnessed but have been part of that national identity.

We hope you will join us in our efforts to keep our history alive for current and future generations as we strive in our small way to ensure America’s culture and history is preserved.

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