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 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 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.
Mammoth fossil ivory bark 6.6 ounces 2 pieces
Two pieces of fossil mammoth ivory bark about 40,000 years old from Alaska. 5 x 2 x 1/4 inches. 6.6 ounces. Enough material for large hunter knife. Slight curve, possibly filler needed on back for wide knife, depending how handled. Solid colors all the way through. Some gray soft blue here and there. Should polish up nice, good hard material.
Mammoth fossil ivory carving chunk 10.9 oz
40,000 year old mammoth ivory for Alaska. 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 inches 10.9 ounces. Solid for carving slicing or dicing. Would suit many carving projects. Nice redish tans throughout. Possible blues, looks like good patterns inside. A few minor pits but overall solid.
Fossil mammoth ivory set 4.2 ounces
Mammoth fossil bark ivory set (two pieces for knife scales) 4 x 1 3/3 x 1/4 inches. Nice colors. This was thin material I laminated to hardwood back.. This gives plenty of thickness, stops ivory from ever warping, gives a nice fat solid back. Visually not noticeable. Price is about half price over all solid material of this quality.
Fossil mammoth bone 3.3 oz
Mammoth bone 4 x 1 x 1/4 inches. A set intended for knife scales but other art uses. Solid no soft spots nice flat back. Dark chocolate colr will take a shine. Durable material (more so then the ivory- for less $) A lot of curve to the surface as a note, often perfect for a handle but just so you do not expect flat both sides (see end shot)
Fossil mammoth ivory alligator pattern
Single fossil mammoth ivory piece 5 x 2 x 1/4 inches thick. Fairly flat on back solid no soft spots. Not enough material for most hunter stye scales but good for folder set, spacers, other projects. Deep strong alligator pattern
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.
fossil mammoth ivory knife scales 1.7 ounces
Alaska fossil mammoth ivory set, 3 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 inches and 1.7 ounces. Has some filler on the back to keep stable and flat. Good colors, solid, a good price due to lack of weight and a restored back. Would fit small skinner or large folder or use for inlay spacers end caps etc.