Kestrel Blaze Luxury Pocket Knife B09BLAZE

Kestrel Blaze Luxury Pocket Knife - William Henry Knives
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Materials and Artistry:
'Wave' Damascus with ZDP-189
Titanium
Carbon Fiber
Blazing Red Topaz

Dimensions:
Blade 2.13" (54.1mm)
Handle 2.88" (73.1mm)
Overall open 5.00" (127mm)
 
Knife Features and Specs:
Style number: B09BLAZE
One-hand button lock system
Leather carrying case
Braided leather lanyard
Certificate of Authenticity
Serial number on the blade
Edition of 250 pieces
Finger groove
Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box

♦  Hand-Forged  ♦  Distinctive Personality Statement

The Kestrel 'Blaze' features a light and resilient frame in aerospace grade titanium, inlaid with carbon fiber. The blade is 'Wave' damascus steel with an extra-strong core in ZDP-189; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with blazing red topaz.

The Kestrel is a compact but versatile folder that works and presents beautifully in any situation; the design, which offers a deep finger groove at the intersection between the handle and blade, makes this knife remarkably comfortable in the hand while being very small and easy to carry.

The ‘Blaze’ features some of the hi-tech and hand-forged materials that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.


William Henry's patent pending Wave Damascus features a ZDP-189 core clad with alternating layers of stainless steel and nickel silver. The billet, 45 layers in all, is patterned with a custom die to create the undulating waves that emerge across the bevels of the blade. This material can be dark-etched for contrast, or etched and re-polished for a more subtle pattern.


Titanium is a low density, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water, aqua regia and chlorine) metal with a silver color.

It was discovered in Great Britain by William Gregor in 1791, and named by Martin Heinrich Klaproth for the Titans of Greek mythology.

William Henry uses only aerospace-grade titanium alloy for the frames, clips, and micro-fasteners. Called 6Al/4V, it is titanium with a little aluminum and vanadium added in for additional toughness and tensile strength.

 

Carbon fiber is a material consisting of fibers about 5–10 μm in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms are bonded together in crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. The crystal alignment gives the fiber high strength-to-volume ratio. Several thousand carbon fibers are bundled together to form a tow, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric.

Carbon fiber's properties, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion, make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, competition sports. William Henry uses the highest grade, and beautifully textured carbon fiber for its collections of knives, money clips, divot tools and cufflinks.


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