Kestrel - Wave' Damascus with ZDP-189 / Snakewood / Titanium
The Kestrel is a compact but versatile folder that that works and presents beautifully in any environment. The design, which offers a deep finger groove at the intersection between the handle and blade, makes this knife remarkably comfortable in the hand while being very small and easy to carry as a daily tool. William Henry employs three basic architectures for handles on their pocket knives, and all are featured in the Kestrel Collection.
William Henry crafts each tool as a distinct piece of art – the goal is to build the finest knife possible, using any means available, with an eye towards excellence above all else. To that end, they integrate a variety of modern technologies into a component manufacturing system; laser cutters, water jets, blanking presses, CNC machines, Swiss screw machines, vacuum chamber ovens, and other specialized tools are employed to turn raw materials into precision components. From there the exceptional craftspeople at the studio take over, working with hand-selected sets of components to build knives, one a time, that measure to the highest standards of fit, finish, and function. The hands and eyes at work on each piece impart warmth, elegance, even a soul, to each piece they produce. William Henry’s magic is in creating a whole that can be more than the sum of its parts, each piece a unique and timeless testament to quality where art and utility merge into one. Every knife in their collection is created through their unique synthesis of technology and craft.
Each Kestrel includes either a titanium pocket clip or a lanyard system – the lanyard system also includes an leather ClipCase carrying system. Each 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.
Each model is limited to five hundred (500) numbered pieces.
Discontinued by the manufacturer, this product is no longer available. Please see related products below.
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