l specialize in fossils I find myself in interior Alaska along the rivers. Most are 40,000 to 60,000 years old, from the last ice age. Such finds have to come off land with mineral rights. Mammoth and bison are most common but also camel, musk ox, wolf. I attend 'the' fossil show in Tucson each year, the biggest show in the world. My mother lives there and I show up to sell, buy, trade. I sometimes trade for other fossils, dinosaur material or items I cannot find in Alaska. I use all my types of material myself in my own art for knife handles and pendants so understand the artists needs. It is rare that the one who finds the material is the one selling it as well. Most of the material will have a story and 'provenance.' Since I am the source I can answer questions,, provide authenticity and have the best prices with no middle people.
Mammoth ivory set 3.7 ounces
Mammoth ivory set 3.7 ounces. 4 x 1 1/4 1/4 inches thick. Uniform tan color slight variations. Wood back that matches to keep even and perfect flat can be sanded down to an exact thickness.. Solid no soft spots or cracks.
Maammoth ivory set 2.3 ounces
4 1/2 x 2 x between 1/8th and 1/4 inches thick. An extra wide set with very flat back. Possible pistol grip material, maybe a tad thin- but could be laminated. One side has mosaic ivory pieces laminated, see pictures. Price reduced accordingly.
Mammoth ivory set 2.4 ounces
5 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 inches thick. Solid no soft spots. Light colors could be scrimshawed. Slight filler in back fills dips will not show see pictures. Offered for knife makers, but other uses.
Mammoth ivory set 1.3 ounces
4 x 1 x 1/8th thick inches. Solid, no soft spots or cracks, takes high shine. Hints of blue and gray below surface could be brought out. Nice flat back. Best for folder knife slightly thin and small for hunter skinner style or could bee jewelry material.
Dinosaur bone scales 2 ounces
Set of dinosaur bone scales cut for knife handle but good for other projects. 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches. Stable, no crack or soft spots. Will take nice polish light blue spots