This is one I felt very lucky to get this fossil walrus ivory. It is a native Alaska fire starter on one side and the other is what may have been at the top and exposed to the elements.
The blade length is 9 1/8 inches from tip to guard and over all is 14 1/8 inches. Nickel silver guard and pin with sterling ferrule and the ancient fossil walrus. I think it has an eclectic look. One side of the handle shows the many layers of the tusk, the other shows the fire starter and has the dentine still on the ivory. The end has the shape of when the Inuit Indian hacked it off of the tusk which shows the core of tusk. If you are not familiar with walrus ivory there is a core that looks like crushed ice. This does not have the light color of new ivory that makes it look like the ice but it is the core. Think of the stories this piece could tell. Hope you enjoy looking.