+ The Spearpoint 'Desert Ride' features a frame in hand-carved sterling silver by Lee
Downey, with scales comprised of turquoise, lava rock,
and bronze. The blade is hand-forged 'Intrepid' damascus by Chad Nichols; the one-hand
button lock and the thumb stud are set with white
+ A remarkable design that gives you an instrument with a full-size secure grip, and a versatile deep-belly blade, the Spearpoint epitomizes William Henry's core philosophy - that superlative function deserves to be elevated to superlative art. The 'Desert Ride' features some of the exotic materials and hand-forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; 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
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 silver.
In many cases, we use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.
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
Volcanic rock is a rock formed from magma erupted from a volcano. In other words,
it differs from other igneous rock by being of volcanic origin.
William Henry often uses this material with turquoise, dramatically infused into a matrix of zinc or silver.
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
- Leather carrying case
- Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
- Dimensions: Blade 3.06" (77.7mm)
- Price: $1,850.00
- Product Code: B12 DESERT RIDE
Handle 4.13" (104.9.5mm)
Overall open 7.19" (182.6mm)
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