The Kestrel 'Glendale' features a light and resilient titanium frame inlaid with cocobolo wood. The blade is in extra strong ZDP-189 core steel in patterned black; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrine 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 ‘Glendale’ is an elegant and distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
- Titanium pocket clip
- Includes an elegant wood presentation box
- Blade 2.13" (54.1mm)
- Handle 2.88" (73.1mm)
- Overall open 5.00" (127mm)
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 their 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.
One of the true tropical rosewoods, Cocobolo is a very beautiful wood, ranging from a beautiful rich dark brick red, to reddish or dark brown, with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood. It is fine textured and oily in look and feel. WH's premium Cocobolo is sourced responsibly from Mexico and Central America.
Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities.
The name is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow" and is also the origin of the word "citron." Sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal, which is then referred to as ametrine.