The Gentac ‘Red Sun' features a light and resilient frame in aerospace grade titanium, inlaid with stabilized Blue Spruce Pine Cone. The blade is 'Copper Wave' damascus with a core of VG5 steel; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel. An exceptional design that offers rigorous performance in a sleek, comfortable knife, the Gentac is also the perfect canvas to showcase William Henry’s range of exotic materials and techniques. The 'Red Sun’ features some of the hi-tech materials and hand-forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a modern design for a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before being handed-down to another generation.
FEATURES & SPECS
One-hand button lock system
Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
Blade 3.25" (82.5mm) Handle 3.80" (96.5mm) Overall open 7.00" (177.8mm)
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.