Mammoth Bone Damascus Steel Knife

Mammoth Bone Damascus Steel Knife: Damascus

William Henry's Damascus steel is made is from several types of steel welded together to form a billet.The patterns vary depending on how the Damascus steel artist works the billet. The billet is drawn out and folded until the desired number of layers are formed, and the Damascus billets are forged with a minimum of 300 layers.

Frame: The Lancet "Flight" features a bolster in hand carved sterling silver

Scale/Inlay: Mammoth Tusk Ivory

Mammoth ivory is believed to be anywhere from 10,000 to possibly a million years old. The woolly mammoth has been extinct for more than 10,000 years, except for a single herd of pygmy mammoth from an isolated Siberian island that totally died out around 3000 years ago. Mammoth ivory is mostly found as a byproduct of gold mining in Canada and Alaska. Siberia has been a resource for centuries, and it is often found in deposits after violent winter storms have revealed a portion of the material sticking up from the permafrost near ancient lake beds.

Gemstone: The one hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with smoky quartz.

In the realm of dark stones, smoky quartz offers a rare and beautiful transparency that draws light into shades of black and brown. With crystals as pale and surreal as a wisp of smoke, as dark and clear as midnight waters, or as warm and rich as a cognac by the fire, this mineral honors its connection with Mother Earth.

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