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Magma

Edition of 50 pieces -
SKU
B05 MAGMA
The Monarch 'Magma' features a beautiful frame in 'Twist' Mokume Gane by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with turquoise and lava rock; the blade is 'Wave' damascus with a VG-10...
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The Monarch 'Magma' features a beautiful frame in 'Twist' Mokume Gane by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with turquoise and lava rock; the blade is 'Wave' damascus with a VG-10 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with black onyx gemstones.

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 is also an ideal canvas to showcase fine hand-engraving or exotic materials. The ‘Magma’ 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 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
Mokume gane

Mokume gane

Mokume gane was developed in the 1600s in Japan, allegedly by an Akita prefecture metalsmith named Denbei Shoami (1651 to 1728). He used the mokume gane technique to dress up samurai swords.
The mokume gane technique involves fusing several layers of different metals, and artistically exposing sections of lower layers. The metal is often made to display a pattern that mimics wood grain. A variety of metals can be used to give different arrays of coloration.
Layers of metal are pressed together and fused with heat. The forged layers are carved to expose lower layers and are then pressed again. The carving and pressing is repeated to develop the pattern. 

Today, some of the finest mokume in the world is made here in the USA, and William Henry is proud to offer a range of this material on our collections. Our mokume is generally made with copper, brass, and nickel silver in either a 45 or 89 layer billet, forged and patterned by hand.

Black Onyx

Black Onyx

Onyx is a stone that appears in various cultures and it is regarded as one of the most popular gemstones in the world.
It is a type of oxide mineral that has dominant silica ingredients. The stone itself is famous for beautiful, silky luster that also looks vitreous if the stone is already treated and polished. Black colored onyx is of course the most famous and sought out variant. 

Onyx is also part of gemstone metaphysical theories and gemstone healing therapies.

Lava rock

Lava rock

Volcanic rock is a rock formed from magma erupted from a volcano. In other words, it differs from other igneous rock by being of volcanic origin.
William Henry often uses this material with turquoise, dramatically infused into a matrix of zinc or silver.