"Tamarind" PenRegular price $900
They say the pen is mightier than the sword...plus, it's a lot lighter, too, which makes it the perfect gift! I'm the type of writer who goes through at least 2 pens every month. And truthfully, I've never loved the glide of a pen more than the ones William Henry makes. The craftsmanship is so impeccable I almost didn't believe it at first - I thought, this is too pretty to use! But I immediately realized after one stroke on paper that William Henry pens are MADE to be used. You can feel their dependability as much as you can see how stunningly gorgeous they are. If I ever get writer's block, I just turn one over in my hand for inspiration! This pen is great for the aspiring Woolf or Tennyson, the exec, the snail mail enthusiast, or just about anyone who appreciates functional art. And who doesn't? ~Veronica
Description, Features & Materials
The Cabernet 'Tamarind' features an intricate barrel in spalted Tamarind wood, and a light inner structure of brass. The accents on the carbon fiber cap are in mokume, and the pocket clip is set with a citrine gemstone. This beautiful writing instrument also features William Henry's patent-pending Wavelock™ cap closure system – a ring of chromium steel balls embedded in a titanium ring which are captured in wave-shaped grooves in titanium collars for closed and post positions. The Cabernet 'Tamarind' is a limited worldwide edition of 100 pieces, and the exotic wood barrel confers to each of them a distinct and original personality. Much like their owners, no two pens are ever alike.
Mechanism: Wavelock™ closure system
Materials: Titanium, carbon fiber, citrine, spalted Tamarind wood
William Henry uses only aerospace-grade titanium alloy for frames, clips, and micro-fasteners. Called 6Al/4V, it is titanium with a little aluminum and vanadium added in for additional toughness and tensile strength.
Carbon fiber's properties, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, and high temperature tolerance make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, and competition sports. William Henry uses the highest grade, and beautifully textured, carbon fiber for its collections of jewelry, knives, money clips and cufflinks.
Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities.
The tamarind is a long-lived, medium-growth, bushy tree, originally found in tropical Africa. The Tamarind William Henry uses is spalted (the natural result of insect and rot damage), has a distinct yellow hue, and is sourced responsibly. Due to its density and durability, WH uses spalted tamarind to produce handle inlays for pocketknives and other accessories.
About William Henry William Henry is devoted to the vision of designing and building the finest personal tools, jewelry and luxury accessories for men. Founded in 1997, the studio has grown from a one-man shop to a 40-person company that has established a new benchmark of excellence. About 30 artisans will contribute to the creation of any given knife, pen, money clip, piece of jewelry, key fob, or cufflink. It takes 6 months to 2 years from conception to completion of a WH product, and about 800 steps to complete any given knife. Considered by their peers as the best pocket knife maker in the world, WH has won 15 Blade Industry awards in their 20 years of existence. William Henry is committed to creating timeless personal style for men through unique accessories crafted with honor and integrity. WH products are proudly handcrafted in the United States in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country.