+ The Monarch 'Noggin' features an elegant frame in hand-carved sterling silver by Lee
Downey, inlaid with fossil coral. The blade is hand-forged 'Intrepid' damascus by
Chad Nichols; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel gem stones.
The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand; the elegant shape of the handle on this design makes it the perfect canvas to showcase our most beautiful and exotic materials. The 'Noggin' is a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before being handed-down to another generation.
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.
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
In many cases, we use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.
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.
According to geologists, this fossil coral is approximately 110,000 years old. Found in abundance in Florida quarry mines, these exquisite scales are hand-picked findings which would otherwise be crushed and used in cement. Fossil coral is not living coral, therefore has no odors.
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
- Leather carrying case
- Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
- Dimensions: Blade 2.63" (66.8mm)
- Price: $1,850.00
- Product Code: B05 NOGGIN
Handle 3.58" (90.9mm)
Overall open 6.00" (152.4mm)
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