Leather Braid Bracelet with Damascus
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Leather Braid Bracelet
The LB1 D 6mm (1/4″) Leather Braid bracelet with bead and bolt-action clasp. Fittings in hand-forged Damascus steel with inset red topaz gemstone.
William Henry’s jewelry collection showcases our work with rare and storied materials, and exceptional craftsmanship, blended with intricate and symbolic stylings in sterling silver, interwoven with exotic and unique forged metals derived from the ancient arts of sword-making.
The Leather Braid Bracelet is designed and hand-crafted in the United States, every piece of this collection makes a bold, yet extremely refined statement, and speaks to a strong and masculine personality.
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.