Amethyst – Cabernet Collection
The Cabernet ‘Amethyst’ is a mesmerizing rollerball pen featuring a barrel in charoite, and a light structure in aerospace grade titanium and aluminum. The accents on the carbon fiber cap are in mokume and sterling silver; the pocket clip is set with a white topaz gemstone. This beautiful writing instrument also features William Henry’s patent-pending Wavelock™ cap closure system – a ring of chromium steel balls embedded in a titanium ring which are captured in wave-shaped grooves in titanium collars for closed and post positions. This is one of William Henry’s most exclusive writing instruments, each one imbued with a distinct and unique personality.
Mokume gane was developed in the 1600s in Japan, allegedly by an Akita prefecture metalsmith named Denbei Shoami (1651 to 1728). He used the mokume gane technique to dress up samurai swords.
The mokume gane technique involves fusing several layers of different metals, and artistically exposing sections of lower layers. The metal is often made to display a pattern that mimics wood grain. A variety of metals can be used to give different arrays of coloration.
Layers of metal are pressed together and fused with heat. The forged layers are carved to expose lower layers and are then pressed again. The carving and pressing is repeated to develop the pattern. Today, some of the finest mokume in the world is made here in the USA, and William Henry is proud to offer a range of this material on their collections. Their mokume is generally made with copper, brass, and nickel silver in either a 45 or 89 layer billet, forged and patterned by hand.
Visit us in our Freeport, Maine showroom to see the Amethyst pen from the Cabernet Collection as well as the rest of our full William Henry selection including pens, knives, money clips, and men’s jewelry.