I think I have a keen eye for exceptional design. And the same process of selection that has produced one of the world's foremost collections of vintage Ferrari GT automobiles, is what I use to identify special items for our catalog. So when I first spied a William Henry knife, prominently displayed in Beretta's flagship London Gallery on St. James Street, I was struck by the rugged beauty of the design — as well as by the obvious, and brilliant, quality of execution.
American Made! —
Contrary to today's trends, William Henry is an American company dedicated to hand craftsmanship of functional art, right here on our shores. The company eschews mass-market price points, and instead strives to create objects of considerable beauty and enduring quality — my kind of guys! Head-of-design Matt Conable, a perennial Best-in-Show winner, blends natural materials, precious metals and precision machining into heritage knives that look spectacular, and feel great in your hand.
This Knife —
The Montana Knife features a purposeful frame sculpted from solid billets of aircraft-grade aluminum, deeply knurled for a safe and steady grip — then hard anodized to military-grade specs for a lifetime of service. The drop-point blade swings open and locks into position with a positive 'click' — an effortless, one-handed
operation thanks to William Henry's renowned button-lock mechanism. Storied D2 German steel — the benchmark against which all blades are judged — is tempered to HRC 60-61 to permit holding an exacting, razor edge capable of splitting a sheet of paper. And lastly, each Montana receives a custom inlay of carbon fiber, exotic cocobolo, or rare box elder burl wood — each hand finished to achieve a smooth, lustrous glow. Upon completion, each Montana Knife is hand engraved with its serial number below the 'WH' logo, matching the enclosed Certificate of Authenticity. Includes stainless spring pocket clip. Choose Cocobolo, Burl or Carbon Fiber models in 2.5" or 3.38" blade.