B05 TWENTY-FIVE II Special 25 anniversary model, number 20 of 25
The Monarch 'Twenty-Five II' features a beautiful frame adorned in Sterling Silver granulated beads, a traditional smithing technique known as Jawan, which was used in several of William Henry's early knife designs, and has not been featured in our collection for over 20 years. The handle is inlaid with Mother of Pearl. The blade is hand-forged 'Intrepid' damascus by Chad Nichols. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with Kashmir blue topaz gemstones. The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand; the elegant shape of the handle on this model is also an ideal canvas to showcase several of William Henry's most admired exotic materials.
FEATURES & SPECS
One-hand button lock system
Leather carrying case
Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
Blade 2.63" (66.8mm) Handle 3.58" (90.9mm) Overall open 6.00" (152.4mm)
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.