The Kestrel 'Mars' features a beautiful handle in blue anodized, lightweight aerospace-grade titanium. The blade is 'Copper 'Wave' damascus with an extra strong core in VG-5; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with Kashmir blue topaz 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 ‘Mars’ features some of the exotic materials and hand-forged metals 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.
Titanium is a low density, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water, aqua regia and chlorine) metal with a silver color.
It was discovered in Great Britain by William Gregor in 1791, and named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth for the Titans of Greek mythology
William Henry uses only aerospace-grade titanium alloy for our frames, clips, and micro-fasteners. Called 6Al/4V, it is titanium with a little aluminum and vanadium added in for additional toughness and tensile strength.
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.