MAMMOTH TUSK FOLDING KNIVES
The first of our new range of Mammoth tusk folding knives have just become available, these knives are made especially for Us and are only available in small irregular batches.
We aim to offer the opportunity to own a quality mammoth tusk handled knife at a price to fit the pocket… They would make a great gift idea for something ‘a little bit’ different.
Please find below some information with accompanying images on how they are made.
The handle scales have been selected, hand cut and shaped from a original piece of mammoth tusk like the one shown below. Each scale is made from the ‘bark’ of the tusk.
This is the outer edge of the tusk just as you have bark on a tree. This gives the scales the texture seen on the outside. Within this texture you may see some small hairline cracks. Please bear in mind that this is a natural material and be assured that these lines are part of the natural bark and are restricted to the surface of the material.
Below is an example of an unbranded hand built folding knife with locking blade (clip type) Made from 440 stainless steel with a blade grind angle of 20 degrees. The blade length is 5 cm.
The spring has a hand filed decoration to it, the pattern of which differs from knife to knife. The below image shows the spring before it is assembled and once it has been fitted to the knife.
The overall length of the knife once opened including handle is 15 cm. The handle scale material is made from fossilised mammoth tusk from glacial areas which are approximately 10,000 – 15,000 years old. The mammoth tusk has been shaped and polished to fit the knife handle and has no other treatment, polished.
Above: Each knife comes with a hand sewn vegetable tanned leather slip case and a small ‘clip it’ type knife stand for displaying the knife in the open position.
Below images are of the various components used to assemble the knife and the knife assembled without the mammoth tusk scale and metal covers.
We will also be making folding knives from the highly decorative Damascus steel.
For more information on Damascus steel please see the following Wikipedia article:
Please note within the United Kingdom these knives are legal to own, but as they have a locking blade they are not ‘legal to carry’.
For more information please see the following link: https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives
Please note: Overseas buyers please check local restrictions in your country
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