Geneva 'Skulpt'

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The Geneva ‘Skulpt’ is a stunning money clip featuring a frame hand forged Mokume Gane by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with hand-carved mother of pearl, and punctuated...
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$525.00
The Geneva ‘Skulpt’ is a stunning money clip featuring a frame hand forged Mokume Gane by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with hand-carved mother of pearl, and punctuated with carved sterling silver skull. The clip is machined and polished from tempered stainless steel, with a beautiful engraving bright cut against the black matte-finished background. The ‘Skulpt’ money clip is a distinctive, and functional personality statement featuring some of the unique materials and exceptional artistry that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime.
Materials & Artistry
Mokume gane

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.

Carved Mother of Pearl

Carved Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl is the common name for iridescent nacre, a blend of minerals that are secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells. William Henry uses premium mother of pearl material sourced directly from suppliers in Australia, selected for maximum color and figure. Most of our hand-carved mother of pearl is created in Bali by Lee Downey, who also works on most of our carved silver pieces.