Knives – from Artisan to Practical
William Henry Knives
Heirloom-quality functional art is the best way to describe the hand-crafted tools made by partners Matthew William Conable and Michael Henry Honack for their company William Henry Knives. Using rare natural materials and space-age alloys, they have elevated the pocket knife to breathtaking elegance.
William Henry has been crafting exquisite knives in the heart of Oregon wine country for 20 years. The materials used to make the knives can include fossilized brain coral, fossilized wooly mammoth bone and tooth, petrified dinosaur bone, exotic woods, titanium, precious metals, and gemstones. The techniques used to create these masterpieces include the ancient art forms of Koftgari, Mokume Gane, Maki-e, Damascus and hand engraving.
Each William Henry product takes six months to two years from conception to completion and will see the touch of about 30 different artisans. The company makes knives, pens, money clips, key fobs, and cufflinks.
A knife takes about 800 steps to finish.
All William Henry products come with a limited lifetime warranty, a presentation box and a certificate of authenticity with detailed specs of the piece, including the day it was completed. The company stands behind their product and the quality of workmanship put into it. They hold strictly to a machining tolerance of 0.0005”, or one-twelfth the size of a human hair and each piece is finished, fit, and put together by hand.
Throckmorton’s Watch and Jewelry is an authorized William Henry dealer with a large selection of their beautiful products.
Swiss Army Knives
In the 1880’s, Karl Elsener’s radical idea of manufacturing a compact knife with an array of practical functions set the stage for the creation of the iconic Original Swiss Army Knife.
There are now six Swiss Army Knife product families: Small Pocket Knives, Medium Pocket Knives, Large Pocket Knives, Swisstools, Swisscards, and Sport Tools. There are also accessories for the knives to get you completely ready for whatever adventures lie ahead.