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Offline jaxenro

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Ivory knife handles
« on: February 18, 2017, 11:34:18 AM »
Picked up a pair of elephant ivory silver mounted handles for $7 each the other day to make into a a bowie/dagger pair

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Re: Ivory knife handles
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 12:55:18 PM »
That ivory looks to be well preserved (kept in a dark clean place) or recent, which may be trouble.   Actually looks like maybe Sheffield cutlery which has been well taken care of.    If so $7.00 a piece is a great find.   They will make nice knife handles.
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Re: Ivory knife handles
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 01:37:16 PM »
Not recent pre WWII Sheffield cutlery. Carving knife and fork set probably kept in a drawer for 50 years

Company was out of business right after WWII and I doubt they made anything during it

I was a bit out of touch for a while relocating but things are better now. I have some nice cutlery handles going to make some knives from - store bought carbon steel blades and old handles - plus some old stag -you can get a nice old stag handle in eBay for $5 with a silver collar if you don't mind pulling the carving fork out of it
« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 03:09:05 PM by jaxenro »
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Re: Ivory knife handles
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 10:05:46 PM »
Oh, my...
Gorgeous!
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Re: Ivory knife handles
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 10:11:00 PM »
Indeed Joel, very good find on your part. I am glad that these pieces ended up in your hands.

Also like Mike said, it is good to have you back amongst us. You were missed.

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Re: Ivory knife handles
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 06:32:22 AM »
Nice!  L@.