Limited Edition B30 Hornblower Knife


The Gentac ‘Hornblower’ features beautiful bolsters in hand-forged ‘Brain Wave’ damascus by Chad Nichols, inlaid with oak wood reclaimed during the restoration of the H.M.S. Victory. One of the greatest pieces of naval history of all time, the H.M.S. Victory was sailed by Admiral Nelson in the victorious Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, when the British won, against overwhelming odds, against both the French and the Spanish fleets. The ship was launched in 1765, and was instrumental in ensuring British naval supremacy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is the only surviving ship to have fought in both the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary wars. The blade is hand-forged ‘Boomerang’ damascus by Chad Nichols; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with blue topaz gemstones. An exceptional design that offers rigorous performance in a sleek, comfortable knife, the Gentac is also the perfect canvas to showcase William Henry’s range of exotic materials and techniques. The ‘Hornblower’ features some of the exotic materials and forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry’s collections; a distinctive personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime.

GenTac Series Knives:
An exceptionally elegant design that offers rigorous performance in a sleek, comfortable knife. The GenTac takes its name from gentleman’s tactical – the evolution of a design to incorporate the functionality of a ‘hard-use’ tool while retaining the soul of a gent’s knife. Winner of multiple industry awards, this piece defines a near perfect synthesis of the old and the new.

Each knife in the GenTac Collection includes either a titanium pocket clip or a lanyard system – the lanyard system also includes a leather ClipCase carrying system. Every piece is engraved with two distinct numbers – a serial number on the blade and limited edition number on the leading edge of the handle. The numbers, along with the details about the knife’s construction, are listed in the included Certificate of Authenticity.

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