Matt Conable

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Matt Conable
OccupationKnifemaker, entrepreneur
Known forWilliam Henry Brand

Matt Conable is an American designer, entrepreneur and owner of William Henry brand. He began his career in Davenport, California at age 19, and in 1997 founded the brand William Henry, dedicated to designing and creating jewelry and accessories for men.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Conable became an apprentice for knifemaker David Boye at age 19 in Davenport, California, where he learned the fundamentals of knife design and performance. Later he moved to Arizona where he built his own craft business, designing and creating custom knives.[2]

At age 27, Conable returned to the Bay Area and in 1997 founded the brand William Henry.[3]

William Henry[edit]

William Henry is an American luxury brand, designing and creating jewelry and accessories for men. The William Henry collection includes jewelry, knives, pens, keychains, writing instruments, money clips, cufflinks, and golf tools.[4][5]

The brand has been used by celebrities including Jared Leto,[6] Matt Goss,[7] Jamie Alexander,[8] and Peter Facinelli.[9]

William Henry's collections are sold on its website and through a select group of authorized independent retailers in the US and abroad.[10]

William Henry has received awards including the 2013 JCK Jewelers Choice Award,[11][12] the Investor/Collector Knife of the Year award by Blade magazine in 2000–2003, 2006–2009, and 2011–2012,[13][14] and the Overall Knife of the Year award by Blade in 2000, 2003, and 2006.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jewelry for Men Is Back in Vogue". The New York Times. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Matt Conable". Men's Health. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ "William Henry- About". belljeweler.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ "George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic Thank You Lounge". The Huffington Post. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  5. ^ Kertzman, Joe (2012). Knives 2013: The World's Greatest Knife Book. Krause Publications. pp. 43–44. ISBN 1-4402-3064-1.
  6. ^ "This is a crazy time in my life!' Jared Leto turns male model in Flaunt photoshoot as he looks forward to the Oscars". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Monarch custom Matt Goss". williamhenry.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Elephant Shoe: Jaimie Alexander on The Last Stand". craveonline.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  9. ^ "William Henry Uses Exotic Materials & Ancient Crafting Techniques to Design One-of-a-Kind Jewelry". justluxe.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Exclusivity is not only about money". Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Awards- William Henry". Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  12. ^ "2013 Jewelers Choice Awards Winners". JCK online. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  13. ^ "2012 Investor/Collector Knife of the Year". Blade. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  14. ^ "2011 Investor/Collector Knife of the Year". Blade. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Overall Knife of the Year award". Knife Depot. Retrieved 24 October 2015.

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