William Henry Studio B30-Artifact GenTac Collection Pocket Knife - B30ARTIFACT
An exceptional design that offers rigorous performance in a sleek, comfortable knife. The GenTac takes its name from gentleman’s tactical – the evolution of a design to incorporate the functionality of a ‘hard-use’ tool while retaining the soul of a gent’s knife. Winner of multiple industry awards, this piece defines a turning point in cutlery design – a near perfect synthesis of the old and the new.
The GenTac offers a great look into our artistry in damascus steel blades. Model TSW features our patent pending Wave Damascus which is crafted from 44 layers of two specialized alloys of steel around a core layer of ZDP-189, a powder metal die steel that yields the sharpest cutting edge the industry has ever seen. The Model TCD showcases Dot Matrix damascus, a hand-forged steel that really demonstrates the range of what’s possible when a master-smith starts to work with disparate alloys and patterning techniques. The DMT offers up our Typhoon damascus, also hand-forged from two different alloys, in a completely different look from the Dot Matrix. Both these steels are made in the same shop in the USA! The WMPC features damascus that has both pattern and color, seen in our patent pending Copper Wave that features 45 layers of four distinct alloys that are forged into a seamless billet, patterned, ground, and processed into a blade that is as captivating as it is sharp. Finally, the MWH features Hornet’s Nest damascus, hand-forged and patterned by a master-smith for William Henry. This complex tapestry in steel features more than 600 (!!!) layers per inch of three separate alloys, woven together into a blade with resounding beauty and a very hard cutting edge. This steel, and each of our hand-forged steel blades, is very time intensive to produce. No two pieces are ever alike, no pattern can ever be exactly duplicated, and each blade is an etched window into the art of Knifemaking.
Each knife in the GenTac Collection includes either a titanium pocket clip or a lanyard system – the lanyard system also includes an Ostrich leather ClipCase carrying system. Every piece is engraved with two distinct numbers – a serial number on the blade and limited edition number on the leading edge of the handle. The numbers, along with the details about the knife’s construction, are listed in the included Certificate of Authenticity.
- Blade Length: 3.17"
- Overall Length: 6.81"
- Frame: Hand-carved sterling silver w/inset gold lip pearl carvings
- Scale/Inlay: Mammoth tooth
- Blade: 'Wave' pattern ZDP-189 core damascus @ HRC 67
- Gemstone: Sapphire
- Lanyard Bail: Sterling silver
- Lanyard Beads: Sterling silver
- Carry System: ClipCase
- Number In Edition: 50