Monarch RaiderB05 RAIDER
The beautiful B05 Raider folding knife features a handle in 'Twist' mokume gane handmade by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with hand-carved sterling silver. The blade is hand forged 'Typhoon' damascus steel by Rob Thomas. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel. The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand; the elegant shape of the handle on this design is also an ideal canvas to showcase fine hand-engraving or exotic materials. The 'Raider' features the rich and unique synthesis between function, exotic materials, and the superlative artistry that is the hallmark of William Henry's collection.
Features & Specs
- One-hand button lock system
Blade 2.63" (66.8mm)
Handle 3.58" (90.9mm)
Overall open 6.00" (152.4mm)
All William Henry knives feature a unique serial number which is engraved into the blade to assure the authenticity and lifetime traceability of the product
This knife is shipped in an elegant wood presentation box, and it includes a pocket clipcase made from soft, high-grade leather, with an integrated stainless steel pocket clip
Carved Sterling Silver
Carved Silver is done by hand with chisels and rotary tools. William Henry works with the finest silversmiths to create elaborate (and durable) carvings in sterling silver. In many cases, we use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.
Mokume gane was developed in the 1600s in Japan, allegedly by an Akita prefecture metalsmith named Denbei Shoami (1651 to 1728). He used the mokume gane technique to dress up samurai swords.
The mokume gane technique involves fusing several layers of different metals, and artistically exposing sections of lower layers. The metal is often made to display a pattern that mimics wood grain. A variety of metals can be used to give different arrays of coloration.
Layers of metal are pressed together and fused with heat. The forged layers are carved to expose lower layers and are then pressed again. The carving and pressing is repeated to develop the pattern.
Today, some of the finest mokume in the world is made here in the USA, and William Henry is proud to offer a range of this material on our collections. Our mokume is generally made with copper, brass, and nickel silver in either a 45 or 89 layer billet, forged and patterned by hand.
Natural spinel is a gemstone that has become a great favorite with gem dealers and gem collectors; one might even say that spinel is for gemstone connoisseurs only.
It is a hard glassy mineral occurring as octahedral crystals of variable color and consisting chiefly of magnesium and aluminum oxides. Some spinels are among the most famous gemstones in the world: among them are the Black Prince's Ruby and the "Timur ruby" in the British Crown Jewels, and the "Côte de Bretagne", formerly from the French Crown jewels.