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Monarch Gold Coast

Edition of 50 pieces
B05 GOLD COAST

Monarch Gold Coast

B05 GOLD COAST

The Monarch 'Gold Coast' features a mesmerizing frame in 24K gold Koftgari (the ancient Indian technique of inlaying gold in tool-steel), inlaid with a scale in 100,000 year-old Fossil Coral. The blade our extra sharp 'Wave' damascus with ZDP-189 core. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with kashmir blue topaz gemstones.

The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand; the elegant shape of the handle is also an ideal canvas to showcase several of William Henry's most admired exotic materials.
The Monarch 'Gold Coast' is a rare and captivating personality statement to be 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 2.63" (66.8mm)
    Handle 3.58" (90.9mm)
    Overall open 6.00" (152.4mm)

Monarch Gold Coast
Edition of 50 pieces
B05 GOLD COAST
$1,750.00

Materials

'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.

Koftgari

Koftgari is the name for fine gold (and/or silver) patterns inlayed into parkerized steel. This ancient Indian technique, done entirely by hand, involves creating a very fine cross-hatch grid in the steel and then burnishing 24K gold (and/or silver) into a pattern that is bound by the cross-hatch. Parkerizing involves soaking the steel in a boiling solution of salts to oxidize the steel a deep brown/blue. Beautiful and timeless, koftgari is nearly a lost art.

William Henry's koftgari comes from 2 small villages in India, home of the very few Indian artisans that still master this techique.

Fossil Coral

According to geologists, this fossil coral is approximately 110,000 years old.  Found in abundance in Florida quarry mines, these exquisite scales are hand-picked findings which would otherwise be crushed and used in cement.   Fossil coral is not living coral, therefore has no odors.

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