The Lancet 'Thuya' features a beautiful frame in 'Wave' mokume gane, inlaid with Thuya burl wood. The blade is 'Copper Wave' damascus steel with a VG-5 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrine gemstones. Sleek, elegant, refined, and comfortable in the hand and to the eye, the Lancet defines the essential gentleman’s folder in the modern world. The ‘Thuya’ features some of the exotic materials and hand-forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.
Blade 2.75" (69.9mm)
Handle 3.63" (92.2mm)
Overall open 6.38" (162mm)
All William Henry knives feature a unique serial number which is engraved into the blade to assure the authenticity and lifetime traceability of the product. This knife is shipped in an elegant wood presentation box, and it comes with a pocket clip case made from soft, high-grade leather, with an integrated stainless steel pocket clip.
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.
Wave Mokume is another William Henry exclusive material (patent pending) that fuses traditional metal forging with modern fabricating technology. This alloy features copper, stainless steel, and pure iron in a 55 layer billet patterned with our undulating Wave. When highly polished and heat colored, the iron layers take on deep browns, purples, or blues according to temperature and quenching technique.
Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities.
The name is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow" and is also the origin of the word "citron." Sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal, which is then referred to as ametrine.
Thuya wood (pronounced two-ya) is from the Thuya tree (Tetraclinis articulata in Latin, and Araar in Moroccan). This biblical tree is a conifer from the cedar family, and is exclusively native to Morocco, where it grows only in the forests of the Atlas mountains east of Essaouira.
The praised part of this tree is not the trunk, but the burl buried in the ground. The burl has a deeper color, a more concentrated aroma, and a fascinating grain. Today these burls are very scarce and hard to locate, extract, and transport.