Ventana Glacial Luxury Pocket Knife B06GLACIAL

Ventana Glacial Luxury Pocket Knife - William Henry Knives - Gold Rush Fine Jewelry
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Materials and Artistry:

Dimensions:
Blade 2.50" (63.5mm)
Handle 3.13" (79.5mm)
Overall open 5.60" (142.2mm)
 
Knife Features and Specs:
Style number: B06GLACIAL
Two-hand button lock system
Leather carrying case
Braided leather lanyard
Certificate of Authenticity
Serial number on the blade
Edition of 100 pieces
Shipped in an elegant wood presentation box

♦  Fossil Tooth of a Woolly Mammoth  ♦  Wave Damascus Steel

The Ventana ‘Glacial’ features a beautiful frame in Mike Sakmar's 'Twist' Mokume Gane (the ancient forging technique once used to decorate the hilts of Samurai swords), inlaid with a mesmerizing piece of 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth. The blade is 'Wave' damascus with an extra strong core in ZDP-189; the two-hand button lock is set with white sapphire.

The Ventana folding knife is our homage to the classic gentlemen’s pocket knives of a bygone era. The picture-window cutouts in the frame reveal the rare and exotic inlays that are one of the hallmarks of William Henry’s collections.

The 'Glacial’ features a perfect synthesis of artistry, function, rare and exotic materials; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.


Mammoth Tooth is one of the most exotic of fossil materials ~ it is literally the cross-section cut from the molar tooth of a Woolly Mammoth. Striations that alternate between quartz-like material and softer layers make mammoth tooth very challenging to work with. All the Fossil material currently comes from beneath the North Sea, available only occasionally, and must be air dried for at least one year before processing. Each piece is resin-stabilized and has an impact-resistant backing to protect the material during processing.


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.


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