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Ventana Katsumi

Edition of 50 pieces
B06 KATSUMI

Ventana Katsumi

B06 KATSUMI

The Ventana ‘Katsumi’ features a beautiful frame in 'Raindrop' Mokume Gane by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with a mesmerizing piece of fossil dinosaur bone, the only remaining legacy of an Apatosaurus that walked the earth 100 million years ago. The blade is hand-forged 'Typhoon' damascus by Rob Thomas; the two-hand button lock is set with white topaz.
The Ventana folding knife is our homage to the classic gentlemen’s pocket knives of a bygone era. The picture-window cutouts in the frame reveal the rare and exotic inlays that are one of the hallmarks of William Henry’s collections.
The 'Katsumi’ features a perfect synthesis of artistry, function, rare and exotic materials; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.

Features & Specs

  • Two hand button lock
  • 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" (142.2mm)

Ventana Katsumi
Edition of 50 pieces
B06 KATSUMI
$1,500.00
Out of Stock

Materials

Hand-forged damascus material image

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 swordmaking 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.

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Mokume gane

Mokume gane was developed in the 1600s in Japan, allegedly by an Akita prefecture metalsmith named Denbei Shoami (1651 to 1728). He used the mokume gane technique to dress up samurai swords.
The mokume gane technique involves fusing several layers of different metals, and artistically exposing sections of lower layers. The metal is often made to display a pattern that mimics wood grain. A variety of metals can be used to give different arrays of coloration.
Layers of metal are pressed together and fused with heat. The forged layers are carved to expose lower layers and are then pressed again. The carving and pressing is repeated to develop the pattern. 

Today, some of the finest mokume in the world is made here in the USA, and William Henry is proud to offer a range of this material on our collections. Our mokume is generally made with copper, brass, and nickel silver in either a 45 or 89 layer billet, forged and patterned by hand.

Fossil Dinosaur bone material image

Fossil Dinosaur bone

Dinosaur Bone is probably the most exotic of our fossil materials — the fossil comes from a 100 million year-old Apatosaurus. Found and sourced in Utah, dinosaur bone offers the possibility of owning one of the most ancient zoological testaments of the planet. The colors can vary from red to brown, black and green, depending on the minerals surrounding the bone as it became petrified.  

Here is a stunning 40lb specimen we shot here at the studio.

dino bone 

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White Topaz

Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.

Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December

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