The Persian 'Drift' features a sleek frame in aerospace grade titanium, inlaid with orange spalted beechwood. The blade is 'Wave' damascus steel with a core in extra strong ZDP-189. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrine gem stones. The Persian is an elegant synthesis of dramatic lines, graceful curves, and exquisite materials. A bold interpretation of a timeless design, the 'Drift' also features some of the hi-tech materials 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.
This piece features one of WH's hallmark materials. These natural materials owe their patterns and distinctive color palette to the specific and often unique conditions in which they came to exist. Because of the fossilization process, soil composition and meteorology, these rare fossils, exotic woods, shells and rocks can show dramatic differences in color and pattern, making every piece a one-of-a-kind.
When you purchase a Unique Materials piece, the object you receive is indeed truly unique. It becomes a distinctive symbol of your own character, and an integral part of your living legacy; a rare and precious personality statement that will accompany you for a lifetime before being handed down to another generation. Please note that for these reasons, the piece you receive may look different from the one shown on the website. A truly original one-of-a-kind.
FEATURES & SPECS
- One-hand button lock system
- Leather carrying case
- Includes an elegant wood presentation box
- Limited edition of 100 pieces
Blade 2.50" (63.5mm)
Handle 3.13" (79.5mm)
Overall open 5.60" (142mm)
WAVE DAMASCUS WITH ZDP-189
William Henry's patent pending Wave Damascus features a ZDP-189 core (HRC 67) 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 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.
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.