Drift

Edition of 100 pieces -
SKU
B11 DRIFT
The Persian 'Drift' features a sleek frame in aerospace grade titanium, inlaid with orange spalted beechwood. The blade is 'Wave' damascus steel with a core in extra...
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$850.00
The Persian 'Drift' features a sleek frame in aerospace grade titanium, inlaid with orange spalted beechwood. The blade is 'Wave' damascus steel with a core in extra strong ZDP-189. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrine gem stones. The Persian is an elegant synthesis of dramatic lines, graceful curves, and exquisite materials. A bold interpretation of a timeless design, the 'Drift' also features some of the hi-tech materials and hand-forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime.

Features & Specs

  • One-hand button lock system
  • Leather carrying case
  • Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
  • Dimensions: 
  • Blade 2.50" (63.5mm)
    Handle 3.13" (79.5mm)
    Overall open 5.60" (142mm)

Materials & Artistry
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.

Wave Damascus

Wave Damascus

William Henry's patent-pending Wave Damascus features a core in ZDP-189 (HRC 67) or VG-10 (cryo-tempered to a hardness of HRC 61) for superior sharpness and edge retention over time. The core of the blade is clad with alternating layers of stainless steel and nickel silver. The billet, 45 layers in all, is patterned with a custom die to create the undulating waves that emerge across the bevels of the blade. This material can be dark-etched for contrast, or etched and re-polished for a more subtle pattern.

Citrine

Citrine

Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities.
The name is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow" and is also the origin of the word "citron." Sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal, which is then referred to as ametrine.