Full All Black - Signature Patriot Wooden USA Blackout Flag
WHAT DOES A FULL OR ALL BLACK OR BLACKOUT AMERICAN FLAG MEAN?
Through-out when an army displays a White Flag this is a symbol of surrender. The White Flag means that the approaching combatants are requesting quarter with your army. In other words it means the soldier or army is surrounding to you peacefully. In some cases two enemy sides can meet under two White Flags to meet for negotiation or terms of a peaceful end to the conflict by one or both sides.
When the Black Flag is displayed by an army or soldier this means the polar opposite of the meaning of the White Flag. The Black Flag means the army or soldier will take no quarter. This means they will fight to the death and take no surrender and they reject any peaceful end other than the complete and total desolation of their enemy. The Black Flag means kill or be killed. It can also mean the ultimate sign of distress within a country when the Black Flag is displayed.
Black, of course, has long been associated with death. Historically an all Black Flag would be flown by a ship that was containing Plague Victims…this was a warning to other passing ships to Stay Away. By these ships flying an all Black Flag it was saying to any other ships to Stay Back as the Black Flag ship was a Death Ship.
Pirates used to use a Black Flag, that they would raise at the very last moment to the approaching ship. The pirate strategy was mostly to use the Black Flag as a means to intimidate their prey into surrendering without a fight. Pirates where know, of course as very brave fighters, but they generally preferred to take a ship without a battle. I mean, who wouldn’t right?
To honor history, Etherton Hardwoods is pleased to make an All Black American Flag. 100% Made by Veterans. SEMPER FIDELIS.
Hardware: Hanging hardware included (hand crafted french cleat)
NOTE: This is a “rustic” flag design. It is supposed to have minor imperfections. In the way Dolly Madison ran back into the White House, during the fire of 1812, to grab the only known painting of George Washington off the wall. It’s battle worn, it’s been burned, bloodied, torn, soiled. It has been ripped to pieces and placed back together again. It’s flawed and imperfect...yet it still stands.
Made in the USA by USMC Veteran Owned Business - Semper Fi
CRAFT AN ORIGINAL
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With our Signature Heritage Flag we use a proprietary woodworking technique, this allows us to Char the Peaks of the Grain but not the Low Parts or the Valley of the Grain.
We call this the, Etherton Woodworking Process™.
This is our top of the line wood flag. First the wood is slow charred. Then it’s carefully hand rubbed to bring out the natural color of the wood grain. Next, we meticulously Raise the Grain (this is when the magic happens). The texture of the wood becomes multi-dimensional and the colors fall into place on the wood as it Rises Up through the Char. At the completion of the Etherton Woodworking Process™ the wood is also naturally RESISTANT to Water and Insects. This is achieved without ANY chemicals at all.
The Etherton Woodworking Process ™ is an ancient technique that was lost to the Ages, until the Master-craftsmen at Etherton Hardwoods™ discovered it and have now brought it back to life. There are ancient buildings throughout the world that used this technique and they are now many hundreds of years old….yet they still look as though they were built yesterday.
There are no other wooden flag company's in the world that knows how to do this process, but Etherton Hardwoods™.
There are NO OTHER Wooden American Flags that are anything like what we do. Hands down, the Rustic Wood Flag that you purchase from Etherton Hardwoods™ is the finest Wood Flag in the World, period! This is American Flag Artwork that you will be proud to display as the centerpiece of your Home Decor. Proudly Made in the USA by the Great American Worker.
Each star is hand carved, and it is charred prior to assembly for a timeless finish. Things of quality have no fear of time. This flag is made by hand to ensure it will last for generations. If you are looking for a treasured family heirloom, THIS IS IT.
The woods that we use for our flags are Spruce and Poplar. All of our wood is harvested, in an environmentally friendly way, just a few miles from Mount Rushmore in Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota. These are some of the finest trees, from sea to shinning sea, in the United States of America. If getting our wood, just a stones throw away, from the monument to four of our nations greatest presidents isn’t patriotic enough?
The flags are custom built by hand by a United States Marine Corps veteran owned company. We take pride in helping many of our former military members with PTSD. Woodworking has proven to be very therapeutic for these combat heroes. Wood from near Mount Rushmore and custom flags handmade by USMC veteran owned business makes your flag pretty special.
The factory where the flags are made is in central Illinois. This is a very special place because it is near the worlds largest nesting ground for, the symbol of our nation, the Bald Eagle. When visiting the factory, at various times during the year, you can see the Bald Eagles flying overhead. If that doesn’t scream, FREEDOM we don’t know what does! Could there be more?
Well, the factory is also located in the Land of Abraham Lincoln. This part of Illinois has been recognized as a National Historic Area by the Congress of the United States. In this area is where the home of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861. The Lincoln home and neighborhood has been preserved and restored to as it last was during the life and times of President Lincoln.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the famous Lincoln/Douglas debates and the Lincoln family tomb, where President Lincoln today lays in rest, are all within a short distance from our factory!!
Mount Rushmore, US Marines, Bald Eagles, President Abraham Lincoln…our flags are very special indeed.
Includes a custom made french cleat on the back of the flag so it has everything included to hang on your wall.
Proudly display your love for America in your home or business with our NATURAL GRAIN Hand Carved Charred American Flag!
When can I expect my Wooden American Flag Ship?
Nobody makes wooden American flags like we do at Etherton Hardwoods. The reason we are the Nations premium flag maker is because of our quality. If you want fast, then you get what you pay for. Our wood flags are made to last for generations. You can get fast or you can get the very best wooden USA flag that money can buy! We do not make the garden variety wooden flags. Etherton Hardwoods is known throughout the world as the very best wood flag makers for a reason...our quality is unmatched. A Signature Patriot Wooden American Flag is a one-of-a-kind work of fine art.
Etherton Hardwoods makes the, "World's Finest Wooden Flags". We are, "World Famous", for a reason. The reason? Quality Matters.
All our wooden American flags are custom crafted by hand.
The Veterans who make our flags take great pride in their work because details matter. Etherton Hardwoods LLC has perhaps the most serious Quality Control Department in the wood flag industry. It is vital that each flag is perfect before it is allowed to be processed for shipment.
We are not just flag makers; we are custom crafting a one-of-a-kind work of art. Our US wooden flags are designed to last for generations and currently our work hangs in Fine Art Museums around the country and also on the outside of someone barn.
Currently, the delivery time can be anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. If you need your order by a certain date, you can make the request when you checkout. We aim to please and are honored to have your business and support.
Our wooden flags are not the kind you find at a craft show or in a hobby shop. Truly, fine art that our Veterans are proud to make for you.
For example, our two main competitors, one of them uses a plastic "stencil" and cheap white spray paint for their stars. The other competitor "glues" wood stars on the flag then places one brad nail through each star. They both use common household mass-produced wood stains. These cheap tricks do not meet the standards of Quality Control at Etherton Hardwoods.
At Etherton Hardwoods, we CARVE OUR STARS...yes, it takes longer. Much longer and much harder custom work.
But you see the American Flag is so special to our Combat Vets its personal you see. It's not just a "wood flag", its "OUR FLAG" and we are damn proud of it, which is why we all chose to serve our great country in the military.
Our stains are custom hand mixed colors, no two flags ever look the same because of this.
We also "raise the grain" on our Signature Patriot Series Wooden Flags, these have become known around the world as: "World Famous Wooden American Flags".
But we are far from done.
We next have developed a proprietary woodworking process where we char only the peaks of the Raised Grain of the wood but not the valley's or the low parts. This is a process that involves rubbing the wood by hand over many hours through various workstations by our American Veterans woodworkers.
You see, Quality Matters. Details matter. Our Flag matters! When we are completed with the Etherton Woodworking Process™.
The Signature Patriot Wood USA Flag is then NATURALLY resistant to insects, NATURALLY water resistant, it is also now, NATURALLY resistant from fire.
It is a one of a kind Work of Art.
Hands down, nobody makes Wooden American Flags, like we do at Etherton Hardwoods, LLC.
Our competitors keep trying to figure out how we do this...but they never come close to getting it right.
Thank you for this opportunity to earn your business. Thank you for supporting our staff of Veterans with PTSD. It is our mission to help these heroes in the transition back into society after the active-duty part of their Military Service is complete.
Thank you for supporting a small Family-Owned Business, USMC Veteran Owned Business. Thank you for supporting Made in the USA and our great American workers.
We know you have lots of choices where to shop. We are truly thankful for you and your support. We are grateful for you.
We are so proud to have been founded by a United States Marine Corps veteran. We employ and support veterans and a variety of vet and first responder charities locally and nationally.
We don't need to brag, like some do. Our work stands on its own. Sometimes it is more of a blessing to donate anonymously, we just like to be kind and we try to do the right thing. We are not perfect, but we are trying to improve each day. If we fall short, let us know, we will make things right.
At Etherton Hardwoods we believe in God, Family and America First. In God We Trust. We are proud to share that every good thing we do was a blessing bestowed upon us by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…the God of the Bible. We give all credit, honor, and glory to God the Father, through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. For more information about God’s Love. You can follow this link.
If you need your wooden American flag by a certain date, we aim to please. Just add that as a note when you checkout. We will do everything in our power to make your special event special. Just ask.
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USMC Veteran Owned Business - Rustic Wood Flag and Signs Handcrafted by Veterans with PTSD at the Freedom Factory at Etherton Hardwoods in Worden, IL. Military Style Apparel - Custom Graphic Tees, T-Shirts and other American Made - USA Veteran Loved - Clothes and other gifts for Patriots and Freedom Lovers of America.
Our primary workforce are Veterans with PTSD. We are proud to hire and help these heroes with the transition from military life and help integrate them back into society. We have found that woodworking is therapeutic for them and we are having great success. When at first these Vets with PTSD were having trouble holding down jobs and fitting into public places. Now, they hold full time jobs, pay their taxes and are productive members of the community again. They also love that they still get to serve their county…by making Wooden American Flags and other fun products that are Made in the USA. What started as an idea the family garage has now grown into the 2nd largest Wooden American Flag manufacturer in America! Our Freedom Factory Workers at Etherton Hardwoods in Worden, IL are hardworking Patriots and Freedom lovers. American Workers matter. American Jobs matter. Veterans with PTSD and First Responders matter!
Did you know that everyday in the United States that over 22 Veterans with PTSD will commit suicide. Thank you for helping us reduce that number with your purchase and support. Do you know who else matters? YOU matter! Know, that YOU matter to us and YOU are loved. We are proud to know you and hope to become your friend. If you are struggling and need someone to talk to, you can call us, 618-669-0038 We don’t claim to have all the answers but we just want you to know that WE CARE!
America is still the greatest country in the World and we believe her best days are yet to come. When you buy a product from Etherton Hardwoods you are helping support Local Businesses, American Workers, USA Jobs, Veterans with PTSD, First Responders and more.
We are also please to provide a safe place for school children to come and learn how to work with their hands so they can continue the tradition of Making America Great Again. When schools began to cut funding to the Arts and Shop Classes. We saw a need where Etherton Hardwoods could help. Schools on one day a week and bring those interested and they work with our Freedom Factory veterans with PTSD and learn to use the tools and work with and love wood and American Made products. We are not seeking or looking for a pat on the back. What we can is to let you know, all of this only happens because you cared enough to shop local and support American Workers and USA jobs. We thank you.
It would also be an honor to earn your support. Need a custom wood flag for a gift, birthday, Christmas Present, or Fathers Day…..just ask us. Our favorite word is, YES! We can also help you with custom t-shirts for your next group event or fundraiser. There are no minimum quantities and our graphic design service is free. We can handle any wholesale quantity from 20 to 20,000. Most custom items can be delivered anywhere in the United States in custom packaging ready for retail sale or direct shipments to your customer. How about a custom handcrafted CARVED wood flag or sign for your office wall or home decor?
Thank you again for your prayers and continued support.
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