Mammoth ivory knife handle material
link to mammoth not sets, but bark, chunks to cut yourself as well as other fossils for handle material ideas raw mammoth ivory
Mammoth ivory is popular for knife handles. Here I offer matched sets for use as knife handles. Prices vary due to grade of ivory, color, weight , size . Some will be all natural, some stabilized, some stabilized and dyed. I try to distinguish in the description. All natural can be cost prohibitive! Unstable can fall apart! Some material needs filler in the back to make it flat, fill voids. Most material I find myself and originates here in Alaska and is about 40,000 years old. All is dry and been out of the ground over a year. I make knives myself so understand the fossil needs and can answer questions on suitability etc.
Fossil mamamoth ivory knife scales
Fossil mammoth ivory knife scales 12.5 ounces
Mammoth ivory knife scales 12 ounces
4 ½ x 2 x ½ inches. Very large set potentially pistol grips or large knife handle. Extremely nice colors running deep. The back has filler to make it flat. This does lower the value and price reflects this. I feel the ‘filler- backing’ will not show or be distractive if handled correctly. As colors blend nice and appear to be layers of ivory. This could be a distraction if looking for better quality. But the price is good. This ivory could be used on other projects, has some nice green and blue. Approaching a full pound!