The Kestrel 'Tsunami' features a beautiful frame in hand-carved sterling silver by Lee Downey, inlaid with a ring section of a 10,000 year-old Woolly Mammoth tusk. The blade is 'Wave' damascus with an extra-strong core in ZDP-189; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel gemstones. The Kestrel is a compact but versatile folder that works and presents beautifully in any situation; the design, which offers a deep finger groove at the intersection between the handle and blade, makes this knife remarkably comfortable in the hand while being very small and easy to carry. The ‘Tsunami’ features some of the precious materials, artistry, and hand-forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections. A timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before being handed-down to another generation.
All William Henry knives feature a unique serial number which is engraved into the blade to assure the authenticity and lifetime traceability of the product
This knife is shipped in an elegant wood presentation box, and it includes a pocket clip case made from soft, high-grade leather, with an integrated stainless steel pocket clip.
FEATURES & SPECS
One-hand button lock system
Blade 2.13" (54.1mm) Handle 2.88" (73.1mm) Overall open 5.00" (127mm)
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.