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Longhorn

Edition of 10 pieces -
SKU
B09 LONGHORN
The Kestrel 'Longhorn' features beautiful hand-engraved stainless handles with 14K rose gold and 24K gold by Kristoff Som. The blade is 'Copper Wave' damascus steel...
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The Kestrel 'Longhorn' features beautiful hand-engraved stainless handles with 14K rose gold and 24K gold by Kristoff Som. The blade is 'Copper Wave' damascus steel with a VG5 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel gemstones. An exceptional design that offers rigorous performance in a sleek, comfortable knife, the Kestrel is also the perfect canvas to showcase William Henry’s range of exotic materials and techniques. The ‘Longhorn’ features the exquisite artistry, the hand-forged metals, and exotic materials 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
  • Leather carrying case
  • Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
  • Dimensions: 
  • Blade 2.13" (54.1mm)
    Handle 2.88" (73.1mm)
    Overall open 5.00" (127mm)

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.

Fine hand-engraving

Fine hand-engraving

Engraving is one of the most recognized and exacting adornments on metal, and most of our engraving is done on stainless steel, and occasionally - on Titanium, adding layers of difficulty to the process. William Henry works with a select group of world-famous master engravers to create very limited edition pieces on an ongoing basis. Each edition, or piece, is carefully conceived and executed by William Henry and the engraver, and every finished engraving is hand-signed by the artist.

Gold-inlaid Engraving is another, even more complex, rendition of a classic art form. This involves creating a fine engraving with deep relief, then inlaying 24K gold (or different metals) into select portions of the engraving. If done in damascus, we then heat-color the frame which creates a beautiful darker background to highlight the gold inlay.

Spinel

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.