The Monarch ‘Streak' features a light and resilient frame in aerospace grade titanium, with a titanium pocket clip. The 'Wave' damascus blade blade has an extra-strong core of VG-10 steel; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are stainless steel. An exceptional design that offers rigorous performance in a sleek, comfortable knife, the 'Streak' features some of the hi-tech and forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.
One-hand button lock system
Titanium pocket clip
Shipped in an attractive presentation box
Titanium is a low density, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water, aqua regia and chlorine) metal with a silver color.
It was discovered in Great Britain by William Gregor in 1791, and named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth for the Titans of Greek mythology
William Henry uses only aerospace-grade titanium alloy for our frames, clips, and micro-fasteners. Called 6Al/4V, it is titanium with a little aluminum and vanadium added in for additional toughness and tensile strength.
G-10 is a high-pressure fiberglass laminate, a type of composite material. It is created by stacking multiple layers of glass cloth, soaking in epoxy resin, and compressing the resulting material under heat until the epoxy cures.
G-10 is very similar to Micarta and carbon fiber laminates, because they are all resin-based laminates, except that the base material used is glass cloth. G-10 is the toughest of the glass fiber resin laminates. William Henry uses Silver Twill G10 to create beautiful knife handle inlays.
William Henry’s VG-10 damascus is created from billets with 67 layers of three different alloys. The center, or core, features premium VG-10 stainless steel tempered to an optimal hardness of HRC 60-61 for exceptional sharpness and wear resistance. The core is sandwiched between 33 layers of alternating nickel and steel which we use for tensile strength thru the blade, and to reveal the remarkable forged patterns within the composite alloys in the finished piece of steel. Our final acid etch and hand-polish reveals the tapestry within, as each alloy reacts to the acid and emerges in contrasting tones of black, grey, and silver. Each unique pattern is created by different forging dies used on each sandwiched billet of steel.