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William Henry

Post by boscoe » March 23rd 2018, 7:56am

Just was gifted a William Henry EDC (that's the model).
Don't understand what all the hype is about.
Blade is very sharp and nicely made - but rest of the knife feels, well, cheap - kind of like a SOG, which doesn't match my Benchmade benchmark. Though it does flick open easily.
Since it claims to be a numbered blade, I went to the corporate site. Was surprised at the price ($300) vs the relative quality, which ain't all that - and the cost of the other knives was eye-popping.
I'm not a Knife Lord. I carry as a tool and a weapon, not for some obscure jewelry value.
So my advice - buy a Benchmade, Spyderco or SOG and pass on this (though I will not say that to my benefactor.) It's okay. But I'm not sure I trust it in a pinch.
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Post by foghorn » March 23rd 2018, 8:12am

I've never been a fan of fancy pants knives with fancy scales and such. I throw one in my pocket and it rattles around with keys all day and I see it as a handy tool and not a fashion accessory. My main concern is blade hardmess and edge holding since I'm too lazy to whip out the Sharpmaker more than a couple times a year.
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Post by Hawk » March 23rd 2018, 8:26am

I'm not opposed to the occasional art knife but when the old boss came up with a William Henry I was taken aback first because I hadn't heard of it and second because it seemed to invert the usual priorities.

Turned out it was sold in jewelry stores exclusively so that explained a lot. It was priced about where one would find a Chris Reeve Sebenza. Thing is the Sebenza starts out reeking of quality and function and one can add foo-foo should one desire. The Henry starts out foo-foo and it's dubious if it could ever be put to use. Given its marketing channel it's unsurprising it turned up as a "first knife" of the resort crowd.

I guess it's kind of like an Elishewitz or Ralph are knives to which foo-foo is added where the Henry is foo-foo to which a knife is added.

Or that's the impression I got anyway. Darn nice present though.
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Re: William Henry

Post by Thunder1 » March 23rd 2018, 8:38am

For everyday carry, still hard to beat a Case Copperlock w/ stag handles..perfect combo of form and function..
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Post by MAX » March 23rd 2018, 11:02am

Big old Buck 110 when I need a pocket knife.. Good enough for the Manson gang, good enough for me.

I do have a nice Bois D'Amourette handled 12c27 Laguiole for more dressy needs.
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Re: William Henry

Post by Thunder1 » March 24th 2018, 3:09pm

Here's some of mine I found that aren't tucked away in knife rolls in my safe...from the top, they are a Moore Maker(somewhat uncommon), a Benchmade auto, a Remington Bullet in Damascus steel, a Kershaw(underrated brand imo), an Al Mar & another Remington Bullet..
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Like Ebels, I am also obsessed w/ Case Copperlocks..here's a few..from the top, a bone w/ Wharncliffe blade, a stag handle missing the Case shield, one in smooth green bone & a mini w/ stag handles..
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I'll try to provide a pic of my Samuel Bell made Bowie from the 1840's someday soon..that baby is in a bank deposit box, so I rarely see it anymore..
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