About This Piece
SPEARPOINT BLUE BURL
B12 BLUE BURL Edition of 100 pieces
The Spearpoint ‘Blue Burl’ features a frame in hand-forged ‘Mind Melt’ Damascus by Chad Nichols, inlaid with dyed blue Maple burl. The blade is hand-forged ‘Boomerang’ Damascus, also by Chad Nichols; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with sapphires.
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 ‘Blue Burl’ 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.
FEATURES & SPECS
One-hand button lock system
Blade 3.06″ (77.7mm)
Handle 4.13″ (104.9.5mm)
Overall open 7.19″ (182.6mm)
All William Henry knives feature a unique serial number which is engraved into the blade to assure the authenticity and lifetime traceability of the product
This knife is shipped in an elegant wood presentation box, and it comes with a pocket clip case made from soft, high-grade leather, with an integrated stainless steel pocket clip
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 swordmaking 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.
Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. For centuries, sapphire has also been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer.
William Henry uses the highest quality sapphires, selected and cut by Swarovski Gems.