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Blue Dawn

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C19 BLUE DAWN
The Omni 'Blue Dawn' features a frame in hand-forged and heat-blued 'X-Out' damascus by Chad Nichols, inlaid with the ring-cut of a 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly...
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The Omni 'Blue Dawn' features a frame in hand-forged and heat-blued 'X-Out' damascus by Chad Nichols, inlaid with the ring-cut of a 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tusk. The blade is hand-forged 'Boomerang' damascus, also by Chad Nichols. The ambidextrous thumb stud is inset with a smoky quartz gemstone. This design features a secure mid-lock system utilizing a William Henry patented hidden spring to maximize blade to handle ratio and the thumb stud provides easy one hand opening. The Omni expands on our tradition of fine folding knives. Big enough for any daily tasks, small and light enough for easy carry, and always beautiful. As always, we built this knife to become a canvas for the exquisite range of our hallmark materials and artistry – whatever your passion you’ll find resonance in the Omni.

Features & Specs

  • One-hand open, lock-back system
  • Leather carrying case
  • Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
  • Dimensions: 
  • Blade 2.75" (69.8mm)
    Handle 3.70" (94mm)
    Overall open 6.50" (165mm)

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.

Fossil Mammoth Tusk

Fossil Mammoth Tusk

Literally the ring section of the fossil tusk of a Woolly Mammoth that walked the Earth at least 10,000 years ago.

Modern humans coexisted with woolly mammoths during the Upper Paleolithic period when they entered Europe from Africa between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago. Prior to this, Neanderthals had coexisted with mammoths during the Middle Paleolithic and up to that time. Woolly mammoths were very important to Ice Age humans, and their survival may have depended on these animals in some areas.

The woolly mammoth is the next most depicted animal in Ice Age art after horses and bisons, and these images were produced between 35 and 11.500 years ago. Today, more than five hundred depictions of woolly mammoths are known, in media ranging from carvings and cave paintings located in 46 caves in Russia, France and Spain, to sculptures and engravings made from different materials.

William Henry's fossil Mammoth tusk is harvested in Alaska and Siberia, often from underwater.  It is a rare and mesmerizing material, a living testimony of the dawn of Mankind.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is a grey, translucent variety of quartz. It ranges in clarity from almost complete transparency to a brownish-gray crystal that is almost opaque.
Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses.