The Cinder – Monarch Collection
The Monarch ‘Cinder’ features a beautiful frame in hand-carved sterling silver by Lee Downey, inlaid with a section of tooth from a Woolly Mammoth that lived 10,000 years ago. The blade is hand-forged ‘Boomerang’ damascus by Chad Nichols. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with white topaz gemstones. 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 model is also an ideal canvas to showcase several of William Henry’s most admired exotic materials. The ‘Cinder’ is a rare and captivating personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime before being handed down to another generation.
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
- Leather carrying case
- Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
- This is the 19th of only 25 Monarch ‘Cinder’s crafted
- Blade 2.63″ (66.8mm)
- Handle 3.58″ (90.9mm)
- Overall open 6.00″ (152.4mm)
CARVED STERLING SILVER
Carved Silver is 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, William Henry use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.
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 bison, 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.
Iolite is the gemstone variety of the mineral cordierite. Typically, iolite ranges in color from light to dark blue, and even violet.
It has also been called “water-sapphire” and “Vikings’ Compass” because it is said that ancient Viking navigators used thin slices of iolite as filters to help locate the sun on cloudy days. Whether or not the tales are true, iolite can be fashioned into beautiful gems.