Pikatti is an Eskimo word that means companion - each of these pocket knives is intended to serve as a faithful tool to help with the tasks of every day life. This design is conceived and crafted as functional jewelry; a rugged one-hand button lock mechanism, superlative blade steels, and exquisite handle materials are integrated in a seamless array of color, texture and pattern. Each Pikatti is compact and lightweight for daily carry in the pocket or purse, but robust enough for a lifetime of daily use.
William Henry crafts each tool as a distinct piece of art - the goal is to build the finest knife possible, using any means available, with an eye towards excellence above all else. To that end, we integrate a variety of modern technologies into a component manufacturing system; laser cutters, waterjets, blanking presses, CNC machines, Swiss screw machines, vacuum chamber ovens, and other specialized tools are employed to turn raw materials into precision components. From there the exceptional craftspeople at the studio take over, working with hand-selected sets of components to build knives, one a time, that measure to the highest standards of fit, finish, and function. The hands and eyes at work on each piece impart warmth, elegance, even a soul, to each piece we produce. William Henry's magic is in creating a whole that can be more than the sum of its parts, each piece a unique and timeless testament to quality where art and utility merge into one. Every knife in the Pikatti Collection, every piece shown in this catalog, every piece we ship, is created through our unique synthesis of technology and craft.
Every knife includes our ostrich leather Clip Case and a braided lanyard with sterling or gold fittings to match. Each 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.