Chablis 1209TW1 1209
Chablis 1209TW1 1209
The TW1-Chablis features 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 '1209' features a beautiful modern barrel in amber 'Water Mesh', with accents in ebonite and Mokume Gane. The pocket clip is set with spinel.
Features & Specs
- Twist mechanism
Frame: Titanium / stainless steel
Medallion: black silver
Accents: mokume gane and ebonite
Pocket clip: stainless steel set with white topaz
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.