Fossil knife handle materials
Link to fossil mammoth ivory
This is where I offer fossil material other then mammoth ivory for knife handle material. This includes fossil bones, teeth bogwood etc. I am a knife maker myself so use this material and can answer questions you may have. Most of these fossils are from interior Alaska that I find myself and are about 40,000 years old. Some fossils like round bones are best for hidden tang style knives. Check to make sure the material will work for your projects! The prices here will be less than fossil ivory prices.
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Mammoth fossil bone slice 33.4 oz
Mammoth fossil bone slice 1.8 oz
fossil mammoth ivory bark 13.4oz
Fossil mammoth ivory outter layer 8 x 3 inches a tapered thickness from 1 to 1/4 inch. Fairly solid at least surface is back has a couple of delamination lines that could be made solid. Nice deep colors. Some blue can be brought out. Kniofe scales carving craft material. Nice price for the weight.
Mammoth ivory bark 5.3 ounces
Mammoth ivory for knife scales. 5 x 3.5 x 1/4 inches thick. Nice color but not going deep. Has major crack but this almost divides the piece in half needed for knife scales each half being at least 1.5 x 5 inches. More flat then is common, again good if making knife scales for larger knife. Back is chalk but not deep, enough to allow easy sanding getting it flat. A somewhat easy project to turn this into a set of valuable scales. A good project for a novice. Finished scales (half an hour work) will double the value.
Fossil mammoth ivory piece for knife scales 4.7 oz
Fossil mammoth ivory piece 4 x 3 x 1/2 inches at 4.7 ounces. Sanded a window at one end to show how it looks. Takes nice shine. Solid except the rough end See picture. Cutting off bad end gives about 3.5 inches of more solid but the rough end could be stabilized for that added inch. Good for one large set. Also a fine choice for scrimshaw display and is why I did not cut it up.
mammoth ivory set tan 1 oz
Fossil mammoth ivory set one ounce, 4 x 3/4 x 1/8th inches thick. Nice even tan with darker markings. hard, takes nice polish One side has thickness taper so discounted price May or may not effect project, could be laminated, filled or ignored.
mammoth ivory set .9oz
Mammoth ivory set small, 4 x 1/2 x 1/8th inches. Good for pocket knife. Has a nice almost alligator pattern of tan white running fairly deep. Uneven surface texture like stag, good for no slip knife.
Mammoth ivory dark set 3.5 oz
Mammoth ivory set 5 x 2 x 1/2 inches thick. Dyed and stabilized dark brown to black, blues greens through the entire thickness. Price much lower then natural . One side as seen in pic is tapered to 1.5 inch width. I did not trim both sides so you can trim to suit.
mammoth ivory set 1.8 ounces tan
Fossil mammoth ivory set 1.8 ounces. 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 x over 1/4 inches thick. An even tan throughout. Natural no fillers no cracks very solid. Slight hollow on one side back - should not interfere with creating knife.
Mammoth ivory set 1.2 ounces
Fossil mammoth ivory set 3 1/4 x 1 x 1/4 inches thick. Natural solid flat back no soft spots or cracks. deep patterned soft gray to light blues. #1 grade top color Not a huge set good for pocket knife or inlays pendants etc.
Mammoth ivory chunk 7.3 ounces
Fossil mammoth ivory chunk 5 x 4 x 1/2 inches thick. A single solid piece that could be cut for scales, carved, used on other projects. Color change layers. Not thick enough for pen turning. Slight soft layer on back (normal_ The outter enamel is usually harder). I polished part of the front to show the potential. Probably no blues, but maybe, Bot a nice mix of tans and alligator patterns. 'Semi-raw' keeps the price down some. A lot of weight here
Mammoth ivory bark 3.5 ounces
Fossil mammoth ivory bark 9 x 2 x 1/4 to 1/2 inches thick. Priced to sell cheap. A rough natural untreated peice as found in the permafrost. Has a crack down the middle - cold be split at this crack for scales maybe two sets for pocket knives. Or would make a nice specimen of natural ivory bark. Slight delimitation wants to happen. Can be fixed- stopped with superglue. See my videos on this site for 'how to,' on stabilizing. This could be a good project on practicing stabilizing. Worth $60 to $70 fixed up.