William Henry Pikatti B04 Filament 2" Spinel Studded Button Lock Folder / Titanium & Carbon Fiber / Copper Wave Damascus
The Pikatti 'Filament' features a beautiful frame in aerospace grade Titanium, inlaid with carbon fiber. The razor-sharp blade is 'copper wave' damascus steel with core in VG-5. The one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with spinel gemstones. The perfect companion for every occasion, the Pikatti is the smallest of William Henry's folding knives, and the 'Filament' also features some of the exotic materials and forged metals of our collection.
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.
COPPER WAVE DAMASCUS
This beautiful William Henry exclusive blade steel (patent pending) incorporates copper and stainless steel into a 45 layer Wave Damascus that features a core of VG-5 stainless steel. This steel attains a hardness of HRC 59, excellent by any standards, at the cutting edge.
Carbon fiber is a material consisting of microscopic fibers composed mostly of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms are bonded together in crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. The crystal alignment gives the fiber high strength-to-volume ratio. Several thousand carbon fibers are bundled together to form a tow, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric. Carbon fiber's properties, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, competition sports. William Henry uses the highest grade, and beautifully textured carbon fiber for its collections of jewelry, knives, money clips and cufflinks.
Natural spinel is a gemstone that has become a great favorite with gem dealers and gem collectors; one might even say thatspinelis for gemstone connoisseurs only. It is a hard glassy mineral occurring as octahedral crystals of variable color and consisting chiefly of magnesium and aluminum oxides.Some spinels are among the most famous gemstones in the world: among them are theBlack Prince's Rubyand the "Timur ruby" in the BritishCrown Jewels, and the "Côte de Bretagne", formerly from the French Crown jewels.