+ The Kestrel 'Breaker' features a beautiful frame in hand-carved sterling silver by
Lee Downey, inlaid with white mother of pearl. 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 white topaz.
+ 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 'Breaker' 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.
MATERIALS & ARTISTRY
William Henry's patent-pending Wave Damascus features a core in ZDP-189 (HRC 67) or
VG-10 (cryo-tempered to a hardness of HRC 61)
for superior sharpness and edge retention over time.
The core of the blade is clad with alternating layers of stainless steel and nickel silver.
The billet, 45 layers in all, is patterned with a custom die to create the undulating waves that emerge across the bevels of the blade. This material can be dark-etched for contrast, or etched and re-polished for a more subtle pattern.
Carved Silveris done by hand with chisels and rotary tools. William Henry works
with the finest silversmiths to create elaborate (and durable)
carvings in sterling silver.
In many cases, we use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.
Mother of Pearlis the common name for iridescent nacre, a blend of minerals that are
secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells.
William Henry uses premium mother of pearl material sourced directly from suppliers in Australia, selected for maximum color and figure.
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, whileblue topaz is a birthstone for December
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
- Dimensions: Blade 2.13" (54.1mm)
- Price: $1,150.00
- Product Code: B09 BREAKER
Handle 2.88" (73.1mm)
Overall open 5.00" (127mm)
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 clipcase made from soft, high-grade leather, with an integrated stainless steel pocket clip
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