William Henry Pearl Damascus Lancet Knife

Reviewed by corwin99 on November 14th, 2007

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This is one of a couple of William Henry knives that I have owned with a Mike Norris Raindrop Damascus blade. The pattern is simply beautiful, as is the knife. Entirely hand-finished in California, with the primary manufacturing also done by machine in California, these knives are the pinnacle of the production gentleman’s knife.

There aren’t many gent’s knives out there, custom or otherwise, that are more well made than a William Henry. Very light and quite small in size, the little details do not go unnoticed. Hidden pivots, curved bolsters and the hand selected presentation mother of pearl handles are just some of the features.

The Devin Thomas blade is perfectly ground and etched to bring out the grain, and has a decent edge on it. The pearl is among the finest I’ve seen and the fit and finish is fantastic. Bolsters are nicely polished nickel silver and liners are annodized a nice blue. Thumbstud is inlaid with Mother of Pearl and there is a small annodized titanium backspacer with room for a lanyard.

The T-10 Lancet from William Henry is a very small knife, with only 2 1/2″ of edge, and about 6″ overall. But the knife wasn’t meant to be used, more of a collectable. However, if you plan to use it, the knives comes with a leather slip case, and William Henry sells clip cases which are great for clipping to the inside of your pocket. My father carries a T-12 Spearpoint in Mother of Pearl and ATS-34 steel as his EDC.

Overall this is a wonderful knife that does well in a display case because of the blade. If you wanted to carry one, I’d recommend the knife with a stainless steel blade rather than damascus.

Blade Steel: Mike Norris Raindrop Damascus
Bolsters: Nickel Silver
Handle: Mother of Pearl
Blade Length: 2 1/2″
Overall Length: 6″

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One Response to “William Henry Pearl Damascus Lancet Knife”

  1. marcko Says:

    Why not carry a knife with a Damascus blade? No need to reply.

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