CODY, WY. (October 6, 2011) – A one-of-a-kind, engraved knife valued at $10,000 and donated by William Henry Studio to help AKTI and other knife organizations at the Blade Show 2011, has been awarded to a Georgia man.
The winner (pictured right with Matt Conable, president of William Henry), attended the 2011 Blade Show where the knife was awarded in a drawing. the William Henry B12 pattern was engraved by Don Patch in a stunning leaf and 24k gold pattern with “Blade Show 30th Anniversary” engraved on one side and a bladesmith at the anvil on the other. The spear-point blade was forged by Mike Norris of Hornet’s Nest Damascus. Single diamonds are set into the thumb stud and lock-release button.
William Henry Studio recognizes the importance of protecting our American knife heritage and continues to support the American Knife & Tool Institute’s (AKTI) efforts to advocate for the knife industry and entire knife community. The company has been a premier member of AKTI for over five years and helped fund AKTI’s fight during the 2009 U.S. Customs issue with the donation of a limited series of 10 knives. This series was quickly sold and brought close to $10,000 to the AKTI Legislative Fund.
AKTI congratulations the Blade Show on the achievement of thirty years of serving as the place each year to see the newest and finest knives available. And, we thank William Henry Studio for its ongoing support and believing that we all need to work together to protect our American knife heritage.