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Gentac 'Aleutian'

Edition of 25 pieces
B30 ALEUTIAN

Gentac 'Aleutian'

B30 ALEUTIAN

The Gentac ‘Aleutian’ features a frame in hand forged "twist" Mokume Gane by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with 10,000 year-old fossil walrus tusk. The blade is 'Wave' damascus with an extra hard core of ZDP189 steel; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel.
An exceptional design that offers rigorous performance in a sleek, comfortable knife, the Gentac is also the perfect canvas to showcase William Henry’s range of exotic materials and techniques.
The ‘Aleutian’ features the unique materials, artistry and forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a distinctive, and elegant personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.

Features & Specs

  • One-hand button lock system
  • Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
  • Dimensions: 
  • Blade 3.25" (82.5mm)
    Handle 3.80" (96.5mm)
    Overall open 7.00" (177.8mm)

Gentac 'Aleutian'
Edition of 25 pieces
B30 ALEUTIAN
$1,750.00
Out of Stock

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.

Fossil Walrus tusk material image

Fossil Walrus tusk

Ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 years old, this fossil ivory is harvested by native Americans in Alaska, and ranks among the rarest of all natural materials. 

Spinel material image

Spinel

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.

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