Veracruz

Edition of 25 pieces -
SKU
B06 VERACRUZ
The Ventana ‘Veracruz’ features a beautiful frame in 24K gold Koftgari (the ancient Indian technique of inlaying gold and/or sterling silver in tool-steel),...
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$900.00
The Ventana ‘Veracruz’ features a beautiful frame in 24K gold Koftgari (the ancient Indian technique of inlaying gold and/or sterling silver in tool-steel), inlaid with a mesmerizing scale in black lip mother of pearl. The blade is in extra strong, black tungsten DLC-coated ZDP-189 steel; the two-hand button lock is set with a ruby. The Ventana folding knife is our homage to the classic gentlemen’s pocket knives of a bygone era. The picture-window cutouts in the frame reveal the rare and exotic inlays that are one of the hallmarks of William Henry’s collections. The 'Veracruz’ features a perfect synthesis of our most admired and unique forged metals, and exotic materials; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime before being handed down to another generation.

Features & Specs

  • Two hand button lock
  • Leather carrying case
  • Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
  • Dimensions: 
  • Blade 2.50" (63.5mm)
    Handle 3.13" (79.5mm)
    Overall open 5.60" (142.2mm)

Materials & Artistry
Blacklip Pearl

Blacklip Pearl

Blacklip Mother of Pearl is one of the most exclusive pearls in the world. It comes from small shells found in French Polynesia around Tahiti and its Archipelagos. Just under the exterior bark of the shell is where the real beauty of the Blacklip shell lies. A nice pair of Blacklip will have every color of the rainbow in its iridescent black background. We source our Blacklip directly from shell farmers in Tahiti to ensure sustainability and top quality material.

Ruby

Ruby

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). Ruby is one of the most historically significant colored stones. It is mentioned four times in the Bible, in association with attributes like beauty and wisdom. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones.” 
The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red.” The glowing red of ruby suggested an inextinguishable flame burning in the stone, even shining through clothing and able to boil water. 

Koftgari

Koftgari

Koftgari is the name for fine gold (and/or silver) patterns inlayed into parkerized steel. This ancient Indian technique, done entirely by hand, involves creating a very fine cross-hatch grid in the steel and then burnishing 24K gold (and/or silver) into a pattern that is bound by the cross-hatch. Parkerizing involves soaking the steel in a boiling solution of salts to oxidize the steel a deep brown/blue. Beautiful and timeless, koftgari is nearly a lost art.

William Henry's koftgari comes from 2 small villages in India, home of the very few Indian artisans that still master this technique.