+ The Pikatti 'Techno' features a beautiful frame in aerospace grade Titanium, inlaid
with carbon fiber. The razor-sharp blade is in hand-forged 'Hornets Nest' damascus steel
by Mike Norris. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel gemstones.
+ The perfect companion for every occasion, the Pikatti is the smallest of William Henry's folding knives, and the 'Techno' also features some of the exotic materials and forged metals of our collection.
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.
Titanium is a low density, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water,
aqua regia and chlorine) metal with a silver color.
It was discovered in Great Britain by William Gregor in 1791, and named by Martin
Heinrich Klaproth for the Titans of Greek mythology
William Henry uses only aerospace-grade titanium alloy for our frames, clips, and micro-fasteners. Called 6Al/4V, it is titanium with a little aluminum and vanadium added in for additional toughness and tensile strength.
Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric
The name is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow" and is also the origin of the word "citron." Sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal, which is then referred to as ametrine.
Beech is an important and widely-used hardwood. Its hardness, wear-resistance, strength,
and excellent bending capabilities, make this hardwood a mainstay for many
skilled woodworkers. Depending on soil conditions, Beech can grow to very large sizes.
The veneer tends to be slightly darker colored, as slicing the veneer usually requires the wood to be prepared with steam, which gives the wood the beautiful golden tone
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
- Leather carrying case
- Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
- Dimensions: Blade 2.00" (50.8mm)
- Price: $650.00
- Product Code: B04 SUMMER RAIN
Handle 2.63" (66.8mm)
Overall open 4.63" (117.6mm)
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