The Spearpoint ‘Roughnecks’ features a stainless steel frame, hand-engraved in Italy with 24K gold inlays by Bottega Incisioni. The beautiful hand-forged blade is etched 'Hornet's Nest' damascus steel by Mike Norris; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with black onyx gemstones. A remarkable instrument with a full-size secure grip and versatile deep-belly blade, the Spearpoint epitomizes William Henry’s core philosophy – that superlative function deserves to be elevated to superlative art. The ‘Roughnecks’ features hand-forged metals, and hundreds of hours of microscopic hand-engraving which are the hallmark of William Henry's most exclusive creations; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before being handed-down to another generation.
Blade 3.06" (77.7mm)
Handle 4.13" (104.9.5mm)
Overall open 7.19" (182.6mm)
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.
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.