+ The Monarch 'Artemis' features a beautiful frame in hand-forged 'River Rock' damascus by
Chad Nichols, inlaid with carved green jade scales.
The blade is hand-forged 'Hornets Nest' damascus by Mike Norris. The one-hand button lock
and the thumb stud are set with spinel gemstones.
+ The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand. The 'Artemis' features some of William Henry's signature forged metals, and represents the perfect synthesis between elegance, function, modern and exotic materials; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.
MATERIALS & ARTISTRY
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.
Natural spinel is a gemstone that has become a great favorite with gem dealers and
gem collectors; one might even say that spinel is for gemstone connoisseurs only.
It is a hard glassy mineral occurring as octahedral crystals of variable color and
consisting chiefly of magnesium and aluminum oxides.
Some spinels are among the most famous gemstones in the world: among them are the Black Prince's Ruby and the "Timur Ruby" in the British Crown Jewels, and the "Côte de Bretagne", formerly from the French Crown jewels.
With its beauty and wide-ranging expressiveness, jade has held a special attraction for
mankind for almost 7,000 years.
Still today, this gem is regarded as a symbol of the good, the beautiful and the precious. It embodies the Confucian virtues of wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage, yet it also symbolises the female-erotic.
It comes in many fine nuances of green, but also in shades of white, grey, black, yellow, and orange and in delicate violet tones. Only in the very finest jade is the colour evenly distributed.
This material obtained by immersing a traditional damascus billet it in an acid solution. The processcreates a striking visual contrast by enhancing the components that are more susceptible to the etching of the acid.
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
- Leather carrying case
- Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
- Dimensions: Blade 2.63" (66.8mm)
- Price: $2,750.00
- Product Code: B05 ARTEMIS
Handle 3.58" (90.9mm)
Overall open 6.00" (152.4mm)
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