The Monarch ‘Last Call’ features an elegant frame in hand-carved sterling silver, inlaid with ‘zinc-matrix’ turquoise. The blade is hand-forged ‘Intrepid’ Damascus by Chad Nichols; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with white topaz gem stones.
The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand; the elegant shape of the handle on this design makes it the perfect canvas to showcase our most beautiful and exotic materials.
The ‘Last Call’ is a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before being handed-down to another generation.
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
Blade 2.63″ (66.8mm)
Handle 3.58″ (90.9mm)
Overall open 6.00″ (152.4mm)
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 includes 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 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.
Carved Sterling Silver
Done by hand with chisels and rotary tools. William Henry works with the finest silversmiths to create elaborate (and durable) carvings in sterling silver. In many cases, we use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.
‘Zinc Matrix’ turquoise
The Kingman Turquoise Mine in Arizona is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1,000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise.
Our Zinc-Matrix Turquoise is made with Kingman Turquoise infused with zinc, creating a striking contrast between the soft blues of the Turquoise and the shiny, contemporary look of the metal.
Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.
Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December