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Flash

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B02 FLASH
The Morpheus 'Flash' belongs equally on your neck as a pendant, in your pocket as a keychain knife, or on display as a beautiful piece of functional art. The blade...
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The Morpheus 'Flash' belongs equally on your neck as a pendant, in your pocket as a keychain knife, or on display as a beautiful piece of functional art. The blade is crafted using hand-forged 'Intrepid' damascus steel by Chad Nichols, and the handle is crafted from aerospace-grade titanium inlaid with Black Sea Dichrolam®. This fine knife also features a Kashmir blue topaz and black PVD coated bronze chain. A fine, functional, and timeless William Henry creation.

Features & Specs

  • Safe button lock system
  • Dimensions: 
  • Blade 1.60" (40.64mm)
    Handle 2.25" (56.0mm)
    Overall open 3.80" (96.52mm)

Materials & Artistry
Hand-forged damascus

Hand-forged damascus

Damascus steel was a term used by several Western cultures from the Medieval period onward to describe a type of steel created in India and used in sword making from about 300 BC to 1700 AD. These swords were characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be not only tough and resistant to shattering, but capable of being honed to a sharp and resilient edge. William Henry's damascus is made from several types of steel welded together to form a billet.
The patterns vary depending on how the damascus artist works the billet. The billet is drawn out and folded until the desired number of layers are formed. William Henry damascus billets are forged with a minimum of 300 layers. William Henry works with a handful of the very best damascus artists/forgers in the U.S.

Titanium

Titanium

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.

Kashmir Blue Topaz

Kashmir Blue Topaz

Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.

Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December

Dichrolam®

Dichrolam®

Dichrolam® is the brainchild of furniture designer turned chemist, John Blazy, who spent twenty years of R&D to transform hand patterned dichroic films and hard resins into a durable composite that is actually more vibrant and colorful than the Abalone and Opal - but does not have the price, size and fabrication limitations.

The optical core is HIGHLY color saturated and manually patterned to look like Carpathian Elm Burl wed to Australian Black Opal. The patterning techniques took many years of experimentation to bring out the vibrant colors and the 3D swirling burl texture - while the interlaminar adhesion chemistry was equally as difficult. 

These core layers are not metal, but reflect color due to thin film physics called dichroism, which appear like metal, but change colors at different angles of view.  The clear resin then “lenses” this optical core to amplify its visual dynamics.