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Ancient Fossil walrus fighter

Discussion in 'Knife Maker's Gallery' started by DanGraves, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. DanGraves

    DanGraves KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 5, 2006
    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.

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  2. coping

    coping Banned

    219
    Sep 27, 2012
    The walrus suits the logo design and the damascus and the silver floral?, it all goes really well together.

    Did you dig it out of voldermorts grave?
     
  3. R APPLEBY

    R APPLEBY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 11, 2003
    Very cool Dan
     
  4. DanGraves

    DanGraves KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 5, 2006
    Thanks Mr. Appley. Love your avatar.
     
  5. Milan Mozolic

    Milan Mozolic KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    567
    Oct 16, 2011
    The handle material is impressive ! really beautiful.

    D.
     
  6. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    I love the contrast between the fine silver flowers and rough looking ivory
    Beautifull!
     
  7. Joostin

    Joostin

    11
    Oct 20, 2012
    I'm a sucker for damascus, beautiful man.

    Handle scales are sweet, really exquisite piece.
     
  8. DanGraves

    DanGraves KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 5, 2006
    Thanks guy's. Makes it all worth it. I just wish I could get some more like this.
     
  9. Bailey Knives

    Bailey Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2004
    Dan, you make great stuff. That ivory is amazing. If I ever make it to Shreveport,I am going to have to stop in and see how you make this cool stuff.
     
  10. DanGraves

    DanGraves KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 5, 2006
    You would be most welcome Matthew.
     
  11. JasonByers

    JasonByers

    106
    Feb 10, 2010
    All I can say is wow! I love that the handle was used as a handhold for who knows how many fires. Great piece! Beautiful!
     

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