The Spearpoint 'G Washington' features a beautiful frame in hand-engraved stainless steel with 24K gold inlays by Bottega Incisioni, inlaid with a beautiful wood scale from 1 of 13 horse chestnut trees planted by George Washington. The blade is hand-forged 'Flag' damascus by Chad Nichols; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with black onyx gemstones.
Washington planted the trees at Fauquier Street to represent each of the existing colonies, and to provide shade for his mother and sister as they walked to and from each other's houses.
The wood featured on this knife was reclaimed by Historical Woods of America.
A remarkable design that gives you an instrument with a full-size secure grip, and a versatile deep-belly blade, the Spearpoint epitomizes William Henry’s core philosophy – that superlative function deserves to be elevated to superlative art.
The ‘G Washington’ features the artistry, hi-tech, and hand-forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.
Blade 3.25" (82.5mm)
Handle 3.80" (96.5mm)
Overall open 7.00" (177.8mm)
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.
Engraving is one of the most recognized and exacting adornments on metal, and most of our engraving is done on stainless steel, and occasionally - on Titanium, adding layers of difficulty to the process. William Henry works with a select group of world-famous master engravers to create very limited edition pieces on an ongoing basis. Each edition, or piece, is carefully conceived and executed by William Henry and the engraver, and every finished engraving is hand-signed by the artist.
Gold-inlaid Engraving is another, even more complex, rendition of a classic art form. This involves creating a fine engraving with deep relief, then inlaying 24K gold (or different metals) into select portions of the engraving. If done in damascus, we then heat-color the frame which creates a beautiful darker background to highlight the gold inlay.
Onyx is a stone that appears in various cultures and it is regarded as one of the most popular gemstones in the world.
It is a type of oxide mineral that has dominant silica ingredients. The stone itself is famous for beautiful, silky luster that also looks vitreous if the stone is already treated and polished. Black colored onyx is of course the most famous and sought out variant.
Onyx is also part of gemstone metaphysical theories and gemstone healing therapies.
America's Historic Horse Chestnut Tree
The last of 13 Horse Chestnut Trees planted by George Washington at Fauquier Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia
George Washington planted thirteen horse chestnut trees on Fauquier Street in downtown Fredericksburg -- one to represent each of the existing colonies. The trees provided shade for his mother and sister as they walked to and from each other's houses