The Ventana ‘Blue Burl’ features a frame is in heat-colored ‘Wave Mokume' gane inlaid with maple burl wood. The blade is 'Copper wave' damascus with a core in strong VG-5 steel. The two-hand button lock is set with a spessartite gemstone. The Ventana folding knife is our homage to the classic gentlemen’s pocket knives of a bygone era, showcasing the rare and exotic inlays that are one of the hallmarks of William Henry’s collections. The 'Blue Burl’ features a perfect synthesis of function, modern and exotic materials; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.
Blade 2.50" (63.5mm)
Handle 3.13" (79.5mm)
Overall open 5.60" (142.2mm)
This beautiful William Henry exclusive blade steel (patent pending) incorporates copper and stainless steel into a 45 layer Wave Damascus that features a core of VG-5 stainless steel. This steel attains a hardness of HRC 59, excellent by any standards, at the cutting edge.
Wave Mokume is another William Henry exclusive material (patent pending) that fuses traditional metal forging with modern fabricating technology. This alloy features copper, stainless steel, and pure iron in a 55 layer billet patterned with our undulating Wave. When highly polished and heat colored, the iron layers take on deep browns, purples, or blues according to temperature and quenching technique.
Spessartite is an orange to red-brown gemstone that belongs to the large and varied garnet species. While it was once just a collector's gem, spessartite, an orange variety of garnet, made its move into the mainstream during the 1990s when new deposits were discovered in Africa.
Like most garnets, spessartite is typically untreated, so the beautiful color and clarity that you see in them is just as nature created it. Spessartite garnet is named after its first discovery in Spessart, Bavaria, in the mid 1800's.