Damascus Orbit

SKU
P50 DAM
Based on a simple premise, the Orbit is both an elegant piece of jewelry and a perfect solution to holding sunglasses or readers. This version is crafted from hand-forged...
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Based on a simple premise, the Orbit is both an elegant piece of jewelry and a perfect solution to holding sunglasses or readers. This version is crafted from hand-forged mosaic damascus steel, a complex tapestry that never repeats the same pattern. Offered on a finely stitched leather cord with a sterling silver hook and eye clasp. The earliest prototype of this piece, worn by designer Matt Conable for a couple years now, gets endless comments both for form and function, and we’re happy to finally make it a part of our line.

Necklace size

Inches | Centimeters

Jewelry Size

45.7 18"
50.8 20"
55.8 22"
61 24
18 18"
20 20"
22 22"
24 24"

 

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.