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.
Dinosaur bone scales 2 ounces
Mammoth fossil bone slice 33.4 oz
Mammoth fossil bone slice 1.8 oz
Mammoth fossil bone slice 1.5 ounces
Mammoth tooth large slice 13.7oz
Mammoth tooth slice set 6.6 ounces
fossil mammoth ivory chunk 5.8 ounces
Fossil mammoth ivory chunk 8 oz
Mammoth ivory bark 5 x 2 x 1.5 inches thick. Could be carved, used for scrimshaw, or cut into knife scales. Solid except delamination of layers beginning at one end, but only an inch into material. Could be sealed, clamped, or filled. Solid -will take a polish. Light in color, no variations in color. Outer original tusk lines pattern left intact if desired for knife Handle look or scrim window - carving frame. Might make nice beads.
Fossil mammoth ivory piece 6 oz
Single piece of mammoth ivory bark has flat back. 6 x 2 x 1/2 inches. Nice deep color with blue. Takes nice polish Solid no soft spots or cracks. Possibly enough for knife scale set or pen turning, carving.
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 raw 13.2 oz
Alaska mammoth ivory back 13.2 ounces. 5 x 4 x 1/2 inch thick. Ok colors some alligator pattern. Colors not deep, but solid surface and another color layer 1/4 inch in (potential cameo cutting to this layer.) 1/8th of an icn of back is soft and probably not useable. 2 visible natural cracks, rest very solid. (see picture) Price reflects lack of colr depth cracks and soft back. (Better material is twice the price) This should make good knife scales. I'd use this myself, just too busy!
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.