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Spearpoint Carefree Buffalo Impact

Edition of 10 pieces
B12 CAREFREE BUFFALO IMPACT

Spearpoint Carefree Buffalo Impact

B12 CAREFREE BUFFALO IMPACT

The Spearpoint 'Carefree Buffalo Impact' is an Exclusive Edition featuring a beautiful frame in mokume gane by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with a mesmerizing meteorite scale (a section of the Gibeon meteorite which fell in the desert of Namibia in prehistoric times). The blade is black 'Wave' damascus with an extra-strong ZDP-189 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel gemstones.
A remarkable design with a full-size secure grip and versatile deep-belly blade, the Spearpoint epitomizes William Henrys core philosophy: superlative function deserves to be elevated to superlative art. The Carefree Buffalo Impact features some of the exotic materials that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime.
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Features & Specs

  • One-hand button lock system
  • Leather carrying case
  • Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
  • Dimensions: 
  • Blade 3.06" (77.7mm)
    Handle 4.13" (104.9.5mm)
    Overall open 7.19" (182.6mm)

Spearpoint Carefree Buffalo Impact
Edition of 10 pieces
B12 CAREFREE BUFFALO IMPACT
$3,350.00

Materials

'Wave' Damascus with ZDP-189 material image

'Wave' Damascus with ZDP-189

William Henry's patent pending Wave Damascus features a ZDP-189 core (HRC 67) clad with alternating layers of stainless steel and nickel silver. The billet, 45 layers in all, is patterned with a custom die to create the undulating waves that emerge across the bevels of the blade. This material can be dark-etched for contrast, or etched and re-polished for a more subtle pattern.

Mokume gane material image

Mokume gane

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.

Meteorite material image

Meteorite

William Henry uses beautiful sections of the Gibeon Meteorite, which fell in prehistoric times in Namibia. It was named after the nearest town: Gibeon
The fragments of the meteorite in the strewn field are dispersed over an elliptical area 171 miles long and 62 miles wide; it was discovered by the local Nama people and used by them to make tools and weapons.
In 1836 the English captain J. E. Alexander collected samples of the meteorite and sent them to London. There John Herschel analyzed them and confirmed for the first time the extraterrestrial nature of the material.

The Gibeon meteorite is composed of an iron-nickel alloy containing significant amounts of cobalt and phosphorus. The crystal structure of this meteorite provides a fine example of the Widmanstätten patterns: these figures of long nickel-iron crystals are of extraterrestrial origin, and cannot occur naturally on earth.  As a purely  natural material, the patterns may include small inclusions, distinctive and unique to each item we produce.

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