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Bought this from a collector who wasn't using it. I have the same feeling and suspect that it's going to stay in the drawer. Too expensive to walk round with cutting open cardboard boxes.

However - it's super smooth and the Damascus blade looks much better than the photo shows, but ....it's just too much. Prefer my Kershaw Blurs for EDC.

But it's sure purty. Cell phone shot of it out of the box. Maybe I'll give it to my kid and let it be his problem.



I should know better. I was once sitting at a friends patio and somehow one fella and I started talking knives. We pulled our carry's out, his was a staggeringly beautiful filigreed William Henry and mine happened to be a Stout Utilitarian functional (but plain looking) Lone Wolf D2 Harshey (before Benchmade bought them and folded the company) and I thought, I wouldn't trade 3 of those for this one, even recognizing that his literally cost 10 times what mine did.
 
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Nice looking knife. I'd use it.


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Thanks, the problem is that I use knives fairly hard: daily. Likely a matter of time till I've got the tip snapped off from some prying operation and the whole handle is scratched, the gold has rubbed off and instead of a shiny knife, in it's place will be a dull looking one.

I can keep the blade sharp though...but that's the easy part.
 
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WOW, thats beautiful!
 
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Cannot say I like the shape of the blade but damn, that metal - I'd go out of my way to have a commissioned with it.









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Beautiful. I have always wondered who makes William Henry knives.
Anyone know?


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Beautiful pattern to that Damascus. Can't help you with your dilemma, I'm of a similar mindset to you. I've got a few Spydercos that aren't anywhere near as fancy as that William Henry, but they sit in the box because I don't want to thrash them.


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BlackAgnes, William Henry makes their own knives in Oregon. https://www.williamhenry.com/knives.html

Pretty drool worthy site.

P220 Smudge, well, spydercos are pretty stout in comparison, they'd be better able to take the abuse a well used knife recieves. The Kershaw Blur/Tanto Blade in my pocket is about 3 to 4 years old and except for the crap I see which I need to wash off the blade, it's newer looking with only some minor anodizing wear on the high points.
 
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