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Pharaoh Guide

Edition of 15 pieces
M4 GUIDE

Pharaoh Guide

M4 GUIDE

The Pharaoh ‘Guide’ features a frame in hand-carved sterling silver with Mokume Gane by Lee Downey, inlaid with desert ironwood.The clip is machined and blast-polished from tempered stainless steel, with a beautiful engraving bright cut against the matte-finished background. Pharaoh money clip - inspired by the designs of ancient Egypt - draws on the elegant vessel forms of antiquity to create a simple yet striking range of possibilities, rendered in a variety of our hallmark materials and techniques. An elegant form with an enduring legacy.

Features & Specs

  • Mechanism: tension
  • Engraved serial number

Pharaoh Guide
Edition of 15 pieces
M4 GUIDE
$500.00

Materials

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Carved Sterling Silver

Carved Silver is 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.

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Desert Ironwood

Our Desert Ironwood is sourced responsibly from Arizona and Northern Mexico, from the lower reaches of the Sonoran desert. It is very hard, very dense, and is one of a handful of woods that sinks in water. Ironwood also features some of the highest contrast and striking patterns of any wood in the world. Once used by the Seri Native Americans of Mexico for tool handles, we proudly offer premium grade ironwood on a variety of William Henry tools.

Mokume gane material image

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.