William Henry Knives

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I just bought one of the WH knives.Has any used one of the knives.Will they hold up to use?They sure are made nice. Thanks Ray

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Ray
 
I have been rotating a Cocobolo Lancet and a Micarta Spearpoint into rotation as my "Apple and Sandwich" knife for the last six months with no problems so far. I don't put them to heavy use, but they sure do take care of a Prime Rib
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James Segura
San Francisco, CA
 
Why James, I didn't know you had a cocobolo Lancet as well as the prettier Diamond series! That's nice! I gave in to the temptation the other day when the Carbon Fiber Lancet was forsale, I asked the fellow not to mention my name as I'm not supposed to buy another knife for a long time, but the Lancet is so nice! and I couldn't pass up the price, it sits in my shirt pocket next to my pen and it's a pocket razor to be sure!

As to your question of strength, the titanium liners are strong of course and the blades are heat treated well, keeping an edge seems to be easy for them. I've several of their line and mostly put them to use in the opening boxes department and envelope section of my work day. I wouldn't call them tactical by anymeans but they would sure surprise someone!

Enjoy that knife and put her to work, William Henry backs up their work 100percent, barring abuse and thats always a gray area but if you wipe the tire marks off before sending it in they might listen to you.

G2

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"There are no dangerous weapons;
there are only dangerous men."
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G2 Leatherworks
 
Gys, I have a Spearpoint and am lusting for a Lancet. My question is the flat grind of the Spearpoint vs the hollow grind of the Lancet. Any opinions?
 
Gary, I liked the Lancet so much I had to get one for everyday carry. The Diamond is a “first nighter”, not something that I would use at work. I got a bolsterless Cocobolo Lancet, light and convenient, it fits in my left front pocket next to my wallet most days.

Fish, the Lancet has a very thin blade, with a very high hollow grind. It doesn’t seem to put much drag on the cuts at all. The knife is a great little slicer, perfect for a paring knife or letter opener, a real “gentleman’s pocket knife”. I’m thinking of getting a bolsterless Micarta version as well.


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James Segura
San Francisco, CA
 
Gary, Congratulations on your 1000th post !!
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Not a bad way to reach 1000...posting about a William Henry!

I carry an Amber bone Lancet often, (great apple peeler) and it doesn't raise eyebrows from the sheepish when they need a package opened. A word of advice... never, ever, whip out a SIFU around the "sheep" to open a box!
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Dang, Gary! you made it to 1004 in the time it took me to post this. (Still typing one handed
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Mark - AKA Excalibur

[This message has been edited by Excalibur (edited 01-18-2000).]
 
Just received my 12-A today. Very nice knife and very well put together. Truly a gentleman's knife (and I, of course, am one)
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After seeing and handling a couple of them at the Blade Show West, they (or one anyway) are on my short list. Which, BTW, isn't as short as it should be!

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Gary, it is a bolsterless Cocobolo Lancet, slim, sleek, and no clip! Snuck that one by you, eh?
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James Segura
San Francisco, CA


[This message has been edited by stjames (edited 01-21-2000).]
 
Yep James you did, but they are nice line of knives William Henry has, I hear tell new things are on the forefront? Wonder if there were any thing made known at the SHOT show about the line?

G2

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"There are no dangerous weapons;
there are only dangerous men."
.......... Robert A. Heinlein, 1959


G2 Leatherworks
 
Saw over at the Knifecenter that WH is coming out with a frame lock series.There's going to be limited editions of 100 each with pearl,coral and palm scales.Go check it out.No pics though
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Ray
 
You gentlemen are saying far too many nice things about your WH knives. I'm trying valiantly to resist the urge to buy a Kestrel in Fishtail oak, but you aren't making it easy...
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Knave, if you haven't handled one before, the William Henry Kestrel is a pretty smallish knife, so you might want to get one from a place with the understanding if it is not to your liking, size wise that is, you can return it. I think most places have a grace period anyway, but asking upfront can eliminate that worry.

G2

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"There are no dangerous weapons;
there are only dangerous men."
.......... Robert A. Heinlein, 1959


G2 LeatherWorks
 
I appreciate the warning Gary. Actually, I have fairly small hands, so the size shouldn't be much of an issue. Also, I just plain like small knives and "gentlemen's folders." The Kestrel sounds like a good example of both. Thanks.
 
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