William Henry B12 INFERNO Spearpoint Pocket Knife
LIMITED EDITION OF 100 PIECES
The Spearpoint ‘Inferno’ features a frame of hand-forged ‘T-rex’ damscus by Delbert Ealy, inlaid with beautiful hand-carved sterling silver scales by Lee Downey. The blade is hand-forged ‘Hornets Nest’ damascus by Mike Norris; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel gemstones. 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 ‘Inferno’ features the artistry, hi-tech, 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.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
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.
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.
This material obtained by immersing a traditional damascus billet it in an acid solution. The processcreates a striking visual contrast by enhancing the components that are more susceptible to the etching of the acid.