William Henry Persian B11 Windswept 2.5" Citrine Studded Button Lock Folder / Titanium & Orange Spalted Beechwood / ZDP-189
The Persian 'Windswept' features a beautiful frame in aerospace grade titanium, inlaid with orange spalted beech wood. The razor-sharp blade is in ZDP-189 steel. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrine gemstones. The Persian is an elegant synthesis of dramatic lines, graceful curves, and exquisite materials. A bold interpretation of a timeless design, the 'Windswept' features the exotic materials, and superlative metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime.
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 our 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.