About This Piece
B12 AUBURN Edition of 100 pieces
The Spearpoint ‘Auburn’ features a frame of hand-forged ‘T-rex’ damascus by Delbert Ealy, inlaid with a stunning piece of 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth. The blade is hand-forged ‘Hornets Nest’ damascus by Chad Nichols. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrine 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 Spearpoint ‘Auburn’ features the artistry, and exotic materials that are the hallmark of William Henry’s work; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before being handed-down to another generation. For another example of the Spearpoint knife see the Forest Grove.
Features & Specs
- One-hand button lock system
- Leather carrying case
- Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
Blade 3.06″ (77.7mm)
Handle 4.13″ (104.9.5mm)
Overall open 7.19″ (182.6mm)
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. Prior to this, Neanderthals had coexisted with mammoths during the Middle Paleolithic and up to that time. Woolly mammoths were very important to Ice Age humans, and their survival may have depended on these animals in some areas.
The woolly mammoth is the next most depicted animal in Ice Age art after horses and bisons, and these images were produced up to 11,500 years ago. Today, more than five hundred depictions of woolly mammoths are known, in media ranging from carvings and cave paintings located in 46 caves in Russia, France and Spain, to sculptures and engravings made from different materials.
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.