The Omni 'Cobal' features a frame in blue-anodized, aerospace grade titanium, inlaid with carbon fiber. The blade is hand-forged 'Boomerang' damascus by Chad Nichols. The ambidextrous thumb stud is inset with rhodolite gemstones. 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.
Blade 2.75" (69.8mm)
Handle 3.70" (94mm)
Overall open 6.50" (165mm)
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 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.
Carbon fiber is a material consisting of microscopic fibers composed mostly of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms are bonded together in crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. The crystal alignment gives the fiber high strength-to-volume ratio. Several thousand carbon fibers are bundled together to form a tow, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric.
Carbon fiber's properties, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, competition sports. William Henry uses the highest grade, and beautifully textured carbon fiber for its collections of jewelry, knives, money clips and cufflinks.