From the engraver: "The engraving gives you the picture of both masculine and feminine elements. The calm beast is the omen of the successful hunt; the victorious warrior´s roar is its celebration. Even though the masculine power and rapaciousness of the beast can lead to success and allow us to overcome every obstacle, it is when combined with feminine beauty and power that harmony is achieved. Together, both of these life forces give us real consummate happiness." This one of a kind piece features a mesmerizing hand-engraved stainless steel handle with 24K gold inlays by Lucie Bandikova. The blade is hand-forged 'Hornets Nest' damascus by Mike Norris; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with smoky quartz gemstones.
FEATURES & SPECS
One-hand button lock system
Leather carrying case
Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
Blade 3.06" (77.7mm) Handle 4.13" (104.9.5mm) Overall open 7.19" (182.6mm)
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.