Epic

Edition of 500 pieces -
SKU
B09 EPIC
The Kestrel 'Epic' features a beautiful frame in 'Wave Mokume', inlaid with 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth. The blade is 'Copper Wave' damascus with...
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$1,500.00
The Kestrel 'Epic' features a beautiful frame in 'Wave Mokume', inlaid with 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth. The blade is 'Copper Wave' damascus with a core in VG-5; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with Citrine gemstones. The Kestrel is a compact, versatile folder; the design, which offers a deep finger groove at the intersection between the handle and blade, makes it remarkably comfortable in the hand while being very small and easy to carry. The ‘Epic’ features some of the exotic materials, and hand-forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before being handed-down to another generation.

Features & Specs

  • One-hand button lock system
  • Dimensions: 
  • Blade 2.13" (54.1mm)
    Handle 2.88" (73.1mm)
    Overall open 5.00" (127mm)

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

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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

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Materials & Artistry
Copper Wave damascus

Copper Wave damascus

This beautiful William Henry exclusive blade steel (patent pending) incorporates copper and stainless steel into a 45 layer Wave Damascus that features a core of VG-5 stainless steel. This steel attains a hardness of HRC 59, excellent by any standards, at the cutting edge.

Fossil Mammoth tooth

Fossil Mammoth tooth

From a Woolly Mammoth that walked the Earth at least 10,000 years ago.
Modern humans coexisted with woolly mammoths during the Upper Paleolithic period when they entered Europe from Africa between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago. Prior to this, Neanderthals had coexisted with mammoths during the Middle Paleolithic and up to that time. Woolly mammoths were very important to Ice Age humans, and their survival may have depended on these animals in some areas.

The woolly mammoth is the next most depicted animal in Ice Age art after horses and bisons, and these images were produced up to 11,500 years ago. Today, more than five hundred depictions of woolly mammoths are known, in media ranging from carvings and cave paintings located in 46 caves in Russia, France and Spain, to sculptures and engravings made from different materials.

William Henry's fossil Mammoth tooth is harvested in Alaska and Siberia. It is a rare and mesmerizing material, a living testimony of the dawn of Mankind.

Wave Mokume

Wave Mokume

Wave Mokume is another William Henry exclusive material (patent pending) that fuses traditional metal forging with modern fabricating technology. This alloy features copper, stainless steel, and pure iron in a 55 layer billet patterned with our undulating Wave. When highly polished and heat colored, the iron layers take on deep browns, purples, or blues according to temperature and quenching technique.

Citrine

Citrine

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.