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Ice Dragon

Edition of 25 pieces -
SKU
B05 ICE DRAGON
The Monarch 'Ice Dragon' features a beautiful frame in 24K gold koftgari, inlaid with carved banded agate scales. The blade is black 'Wave' damascus steel with ZDP-189...
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$2,750.00
The Monarch 'Ice Dragon' features a beautiful frame in 24K gold koftgari, inlaid with carved banded agate scales. The blade is black 'Wave' damascus steel with ZDP-189 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel gemstones. The Monarch is a compact but versatile folder that works and presents beautifully in any situation; the design, which offers a deep finger groove at the intersection between the handle and blade, makes this knife remarkably comfortable in the hand while being very small and easy to carry. The ‘Ice Dragon’ features the exotic materials and superb artistry that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before handing it 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)
Materials & Artistry
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.

Koftgari

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 technique.

Banded Agate

Banded Agate

Banded Agate, also known as "Layered Agate" comes with a band like layers of microscopic Quartz crystals. It is formed from the deposition of layers of silica, in volcanic vesicles or other cavities. Layers and bands inside the stone are formed in stages and add to the beauty of this unique gemstone.
Just like the most of agate stones, the formation of banded agate occurred during volcanic eruptions when this stone is formed in cavities. Over time, layers of different inclusions created recognizable bands inside the stone. In many cases, the cavity of the stone is not fully filled leaving hollow void inside it.

Banded Agate is considered as a great stone for healing mind, the body, and the spirit. It is used for protection, security and used for moral stability.