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
40,000 year old fossil mammoth ivory from Tanana river permafrost. 3 ounces. 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches x 1/4 thick. An even orang tan color throughout. Solid, will take high shine. Could also be used for pendants, maybe scrimshaw, but was cut as matched set for knife scales. I grade it as B, not A and price reflects this. Not cut perfect, not highly sought after colors.
Fossil mammoth ivory knife scales 12.5 ounces
45,000 year old fossil mammoth ivory from the Nenana Riv4r Alaska. 12.5 ounces. 5 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 inches thick. A nice hefty large set,, good color, solid. Some filler on back side so back is flat, should not show when used as knife scales. Could be carved, to dark for scrimshaw I think. Grade B, and price reflects not #1 perfect. A few slight imperfections on the surface, filler in gthe back not top colors souvght after. Very large segt and good price
Knife scales mammoth ivory 2 ounces
4 x 1 x ¼ inches. Nice sold material no cracks good color is shallow. Slight hollow back. A tad on the thin side for some knives, might be best for pocket knife, or pendants.
Knife scales mammoth ivory 7.7 ounces.
4 ½ x ½ x half inches. A lot of material but somewhat rough. Solid, no soft spots, but cracks and chips, uneven surface. Nice even dark tan under surface colors including slight blues. Flat back. Great for large needs like big bowie style. Or could be cut up for guards, pommels etc.
Mammoth ivory set 14 ounces
A very large set 5 c 2 3/4 x 1 inch. Maybe for pistol grips (a common hard to get need) Solid but restoration and thin laminate wood back to keep it flat. See pictures. Backing should not show- blends in well just a little on the edge or could be sanded off entirely. Good price for the size. - almost a full pound of material.
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.
Mammoth ivory set 2.6 ounces
5 1/2 x 1 x 1/4 inches thick. Solid, dark colors run fairly deep.
Mammoth ivory set .8 ounces
Fossil ivory set for small knife. 2.4 x ½ x 11/4 inches. Cut for pocket knife scales. Ok colors not going deep, (even some blue if you can save it) but descent tans through the thickness. Solid flat back no cracks or imperfections. Good price due to small size and weight (usually sold by the weight)
Fossil mammoth ivory 3 matched sets of blue 8.6 oz
Each set is 4 x 1 x 1/4 inches thick. Stabilized and dyed. Quality enhancement, hand done. Natural of this quality would be 2-3 times this price. Nice deep colors with variations as would exist if natural. Offered especially to someone who wants 3 matched sets like kitchen knife set, but good for any project.
Fossil mammoth ivory knife scales 1.1 oz
Nice smaller set for pocket knife size. 3 3/4 x 3/4 wide x 1/16 thick Weigh's 1.1 ounces. Some natural dark and blue colors running deep. No cracks or flaws. Slight filler in back to ensure smooth flat back.
Fossil mammoth ivory set 1 ounce
Small mammoth ivory set 1 ounce. 3 1/4 x 3/4 wide x 1/8th thick. Tan colors not running deep, fades to cream. Uniform, flat no cracks, good shape, strong, hard will take a nice polish.
Fossil mammoth ivory set 1.8 ounces
Nice set 4 1/4 x just under 1 inch wide x 1/8th thick. Nice dark colors with blue running deep. Stabilized due to this set had some soft spots (now hard). Sight filler in back to ensure smooth flat strong back. Good shape, no cracks. Slightly less then perfect (reflected in discount) due to need of the filler.