+ 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.
Carbon fiber is a material consisting of microscopic fibers composed mostly of carbon atoms.
The carbon atoms are bonded together in crystals that are more or less
aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. The crystal alignment gives the fiber high
strength-to-volume ratio. Several thousand carbon fibers are bundled together
to form a tow, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric.
Carbon fiber's properties, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, competition sports. William Henry uses the highest grade, and beautifully textured carbon fiber for its collections of jewelry, knives, money clips and cufflinks.
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.
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 TECHNO
Handle 2.63" (66.8mm)
Overall open 4.63" (117.6mm)
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