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  • MOKUME GANE
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 our collections. Our mokume is generally made with copper, brass, and nickel silver in either a 45 or 89 layer billet, forged and patterned by hand.
  • SAPPHIRE
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.
  • LAPIS LAZULI
Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue, semi-precious stone prized since antiquity for its intense color. As early as the 7th millennium BC, lapis lazuli was mined in the Sar-i Sang mines, in Shortugai, and in other mines in the Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan.

At the end of the Middle Ages, lapis lazuli began to be exported to Europe, where it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. It was used by some of the most important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque, including Masaccio, Perugino, Titian and Vermeer, and was often reserved for the clothing of the central figures of their paintings, especially the Virgin Mary.

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William Henry Monarch Blue and Gold B05 pocket knife

$2,250.00

Product Description

MONARCH BLUE & GOLD

B05 BLUE & GOLD

The Monarch 'Blue & Gold' features an elegant frame in 'Twist' Mokume Gane (the ancient forging technique used for decorating the hilts of Samurai swords) by Mike Sakmar, inlaid with lapis lazuli. The blade is hand-forged 'Boomerang' damascus steel by Chad Nichols. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with sapphire gemstones. 

The Monarch is a simple design that is easy on the eye and effortless in the hand. The 'Blue & Gold' features a perfect balance between elegance, function, and exotic materials; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.

 

FEATURES & SPECS

    • One-hand button lock system
    • Leather carrying case
    • Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box
    • Dimensions: 

Blade 2.63" (66.8mm)
Handle 3.58" (90.9mm)
Overall open 6.00" (152.4mm)

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