The Morpheus is the world’s first luxury pendant knife, created to be worn on the neck or carried in the pocket. The 'Yorick' is a bold sterling silver pendant finely cast with timeless skull symbols, featuring a hidden, state-of-the-art blade made from 'Intrepid' damascus steel, hand-forged by master forger Chad Nichols from hundreds of layers of different steel alloys and folded into unique tapestries reminiscent of waves and flowing water. A dramatic Kashimir blue topaz conceals William Henry’s button lock ensuring that the blade is securely locked both open and closed, for safe wear and carry. The 'Yorick' comes on a sterling silver chain with a sterling clasp. A quick release clasp, also from sterling, allows you to take the knife off the cord for use, or to attach the knife to a keychain or wherever it will best serve!
Blade 1.60" (40.64mm)
Handle 2.25" (56.0mm)
Overall open 3.80" (96.52mm)
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.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
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