Chablis 1206TW1 1206
Chablis 1206TW1 1206
The TW1-Chablis is William Henry’s latest pen design - we are proud to offer many of the rare and exotic materials of our WaveLock© models in this new and stunning design that combines superlative function and ease of use with an extremely attractive price. The '1206' features a stunning barrel in Cocobolo wood, with accents in ebonite and Mokume Gane. The pocket clip is set with a citrine gemstone.Click for more info
Features & Specs
- Twist mechanism
Frame: Titanium / stainless steel
Medallion: black silver
Accents: mokume gane and ebonite
Pocket clip: stainless steel set with spessartite
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.
One of the true tropical rosewoods, Cocobolo is a very beautiful wood, ranging from a beautiful rich dark brick red, to reddish or dark brown, with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood. It is fine textured and oily in look and feel. Our premium Cocobolo is sourced responsibly from Mexico and Central America.
Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities.
The name is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow" and is also the origin of the word "citron." Sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal, which is then referred to as ametrine.