William Henry B10 Reverso Pocket Knife
LIMITED EDITION OF 500 PIECES
The Lancet ‘Reverso’ features a frame in aerospace-grade titanium, inlaid with a piece of 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth. The blade is ‘Wave’ damascus with VG-10 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrine gemstones. Sleek, elegant, refined, and comfortable in the hand and to the eye, the Lancet defines the essential gentleman’s folder in the modern world. The ‘Reverso’ 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.
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.
FOSSIL MAMMOTH TOOTH
From a Woolly Mammoth that walked the Earth at least 10,000 years ago.
Modern humans coexisted with woolly mammoths during the Upper Paleolithic period when they entered Europe from Africa between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago. William Henry’s fossil Mammoth tooth is harvested in Alaska and Siberia. It is a rare and mesmerizing material, a living testimony of the dawn of Mankind.
Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities.
William Henry’s VG-10 damascus is created from billets with 67 layers of three different alloys. The center, or core, features premium VG-10 stainless steel tempered to an optimal hardness of HRC 60-61 for exceptional sharpness and wear resistance. The core is sandwiched between 33 layers of alternating nickel and steel which we use for tensile strength thru the blade, and to reveal the remarkable forged patterns within the composite alloys in the finished piece of steel. Our final acid etch and hand-polish reveals the tapestry within, as each alloy reacts to the acid and emerges in contrasting tones of black, grey, and silver. Each unique pattern is created by different forging dies used on each sandwiched billet of steel.