The Monarch 'Departure' features an elegant frame in hand-carved sterling silver by Lee Downey, inlaid with fossil coral. The blade is hand-forged 'Hornets Nest' damascus by Mike Norris; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with sapphire gem stones.
The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand; the elegant shape of the handle on this design makes it the perfect canvas to showcase our most beautiful and exotic materials.
The 'Departure' is 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
Carved Silveris done by hand with chisels and rotary tools. William Henry works with the finest silversmiths to create elaborate (and durable) carvings in sterling silver. In many cases, we use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.
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.