Mammoth fossil ivory $50 to $300 a lb
Fossil mammoth ivory sold by the pound, for best price. I pick it out. If not satisfied return for refund. Less $ if I do not have to photo, describe, list, keep track of. I have way more material then I can individually list. It can be as much as half the price buying bulk. It requires you trust my choices. Otherwise order the individual items listed elsewhere. Link to my how to videos
So choose a price per pound which is a quality of grade. Here is a link to help understand grades. Ivory grades View enclosed pictures to see the differences in what a pound looks like. Read each category if you do not understand. If you already understand press on, stop reading! To help you best I need to know your use. Usually one of these, knife maker, scrimshaw work, lathe pen or bagpipe parts, small carvings. Pendants and inlays, or display. I understand these uses. Example: A $300 a pound for display might be tapered so it stands, but a knife maker will not want any taper in his $300 pound. Scrim folks need hard, light color, but may accept irregular shapes. Lathe people will be hard to please as they need hard too get thickness and may require $300 a pound goods.
$50 a pound This is usually grade C. Sometimes softer or cracked or lacks top colors but useful to some. Great if you want to stabilize yourself to turn into #1 grade. In all honesty, few can use this grade. However it is samples for schools, tiny inlays, maybe pendants, ivory sewing needles, but may not take a polish and there may be to much soft, you'd be better off going up a grade if you carve or inlay. Or inquire or give more detail of your needs. If you are stabilizing for knife scales let me know so I give the larger soft. Pendants I might offer 'some' hard with color, just dime to quarter sizes. Keep in mind, if you have to throw away half of what you get it is still cheaper than the next grade up. Oh. If you leave a note, I can offer for $50 a sample of all the grades marked so you can see what the differences are. I can't promise an exact weight, but it will be worth over $50, all usable. It could be used to teach, or show others, or so you could test each grade. Like before investing $1,000 order.
$150 a pound. This is middle grade that should suit most needs, maybe not all. Look at the pictures. It should be twice as nice in general as the $50 grade. Most knife makers might choose this with some amount of waste and work needing to be done. Not perfect, no vivid blues, striking alligator patterning, not gem grade, just good. Scrimshaw folks will get nice material, hard enough to scrim, no major cracks or weirdness. I suggest scrim people try this grade first. This may or may not turn on a lathe, as it in general could have some flaws between layers. It could be fixed, but time might be money to you. This grade usually works fine for pendents and art, as $300 a pound is usually larger, sometimes almost same quality as this $150 grade, just this grade has less uses, so price is down. Like top color, but not quite good dimensions for the biggest market knife scales. Nor top carving stuff. Jewelry makers should try this grade first. Again, tell me your needs, even email me pic of your work you do. I should be able to tell you yes or no if this grade works. I'm an artist myself so understand.
$300 a pound Is a new category. I eliminated the $75 a pound as to hard to grade for most buyers. As each grade doubles in price the differences should be apparent. So. $300 a pound sounds outrageous? So view the pound of knife scales for example. These are already listed for sale. This weighs a pound, and a mix like this, my pick, is $300. The total retail if you bought these 1-2 at a time is $550. Meaning if I can make scales and not weigh each set, measure, photo, list, keep track of, I can sell bulk for almost half price. This grade is close to gem grade. Fewest cracks, least amount of work needed done. If raw for knife scales, it will be an even thickness or perfect deep blue, best dimensions, the top quality for any project. I have no problem taking these pieces and calling them displays and getting $400 a pound if I list these each piece individually. You save about $100 a pound over going to my individually listed pieces of the same grade. Again if what you get concerns you, pay more and pick out from the pieces listed. Keep in mind if I pick, and you do not like it, return for refund.
If what you want is between grades, I can adjust the weight accordingly upon request. Such as, "I need cheap for small projects but not $50 garbage and not really nice $150 stuff." I might for example send 2 pounds of material in between grades at the 1 pound $150 price (so paying $75 a pound). Or you need the best of the best gem grade perfect. I might offer less than a pound for $300, and pick the best pound out of 600 pounds on hand. May have for example some knock your socks off blue for gun grips, 5 x 3 inches as a set of 2. It can be worth... the sky is the limit. No. I am not going to go look first and send pictures. You pay, I go look. Or buy what is listed. I have in the past trudged out to the shop into the dark 50 below into the freezing shop and spent half an hour to hear, "Thanks, just wondering, I don't have any money right now." If I cannot fill the order I'll refund. Or email pictures when I know you are serious.
This 'item' called 'by the pound' is meant mostly for people reselling, who could use a wholesale deal, who are trying to resell at a profit, maybe go through a lot of material. Or the low end for those who want to try it out see what fossil ivory is.All Is my blog link with subjects and place to interact ask questions get advice etc. It helps me and I can take more time if I am addressing others with common questions.
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 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 large 8.7 ounces
Fossil mammoth ivory set large, 6 x 2 x 1/2 inches thick. Natural colors but filler on back to make flat and smooth. Dark tan patterns all the wa through sold no soft spots. 1911 or other similar pistol grip material sword large bowie etc.
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.
fossil mammoth ivory set 1.2 ounces
Fossil mammoth ivory from Siberia 2 1/2 x 1 x 1/4 inches thick. All natural good color contrast no flaws - well cut, uniform thickness and good polish. Color all the way through.
Fossil mammoth ivory set 1.5 ounces
Fossil ice age mammoth ivory from Alaska. 2 1/2 x 1 x 1/4 inches thick. All natural no flaws or cracks deep running colors. Looking at the edge, could be a hint of blue below the surface. (Blue is a sight after color in this material.).
Fossil mammoth ivory set 5.1 ounces
Nice large fossil mammoth ivory set 4 x 2 x 1/2 inches. Deep colors all the way through. 1911 or similar size pistol grips or for large knife sword etc. or cut for several smaller sets. #1 grade all natural.
Mammoth bark set 7.6 ounces large
Large fossil mammoth ivory set 5 x almost 2 x 1/2 inches. Possible pistol grip material (1911) For sure large knife, bowie sword etc. Nice natural mixed tan colors running deep. Solid hard material , some minor filling in the back. Could possibly be slit into two 1/4 thick sets.
Fossil knife scales mammoth bark large 9.9 ounces
Huge knife scales of fossil mammoth bark from Alaska, all natural. 5 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 inches. Solid hard nice deep light tan patterns with slight alligator patterning. Possible pistol grips like 1911, but for sure large for sword, bowie, or cut up for more than one set. For pocket knives maybe 4 sets.
knife scales fossil mammoth ivory 1.1 ounces
Fossil mammoth ivory bark from Alaska, 4 x 1/2 x 1/16th inches. Great for pocket knife. Very good deep colors. Stabilized and dyed. (all natural would be twice the price). Slight uneven thickness back flat but might have to work on it, or there is extra length to pick the right section. Price good due to the taper and jus not much weight here. Goode choice for someone on a budget but wants s nice look good quality willing to work with it's issues.
Fossil mammoth ivory set 9.6 oz gun grips
Mammoth ivory bark 4 x 2.5 x 1/2 inches. Large, maybe good for 1911 type pistol grips or large sword bowie type knife or could be cut into more sets. Nice dark tan colors but do not run deep. Could sand to white ivory if desired. Small amount of filler in back to make flat. Color off (dang!) but not visible, and easy to send past the filler if desired. Price reflects not quite perfect filler, and a couple of stabilized cracks along the edge. Otherwise #1 grade and hard to get this wide.