KESTREL ‘CORAL WAVE’

$1,250

Available at our Mount Pleasant location

Edition of 50 Piece

The Kestrel ‘Coral Wave’ features a beautiful frame in hand-carved sterling silver, inlaid with zinc-matrix apple coral. The blade is hand-forged “Boomerang” damascus steel by Chad Nichols; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with white topaz gemstones. 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 ‘Coral Wave’ features some of the precious materials, artistry, and hand-forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry’s collections. A timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before being handed-down to another generation.

Blade 2.13″ (54.1mm)
Handle 2.88″ (73.1mm)
Overall open 5.00″ (127mm)

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Description

HAND-FORGED DAMASCUS

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

Carved Silver is done by hand with chisels and rotary tools. William Henry works with the finest silversmiths to create elaborate, yes durable, carvings in sterling silver.

ZINC MATRIX APPLE CORAL

Apple coral is part of the species of corals known as melithaea sponge, which is commonly found on the ocean floors around the waters of Taiwan, Indonesia and southern China.The destruction of coral reefs around the world led to a global ban on coral mining and collecting in 1992, but apple coral was not included.
The United States has placed a ban on shipping coral in and out of the country, but there is no ban on the melithaea sponge corals.
Our apple coral is infused with zinc to obtain a beautiful and original pattern.