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#5746795 - 05/16/15 02:25 PM Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife
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Mammoth Tusk! This here Mammoth Tusk was unearthed in Montana over 100 years ago! and hung on display here in Texas ever since! Blade Steel I used CPM 154 (my favorite Stainless!!) cryo'd 60HRC so she's gonna hold a great edge! I was on the fence about filework on the blade on this Jewel but if you want it I can still do it no prob just let me know. I did some cool Stainless Steel Bolsters for her too! Erica is making a custom Sheath for her as well.
3 1/4" Cutting Edge and 7 3/8" OA Check out more at chopsknives.com and on facebook. Thanx for lookin, Chops
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#5747947 - 05/17/15 01:24 PM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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On this here Jewel I used crystal clear to fill the cracks and then hand sanded the Tusk to 1500# before very lightly buffing to a glass shine! You can see the Red Liners through them! The Tusk cracked during the drying process 120 years ago so they're actually really stable. You have to band a Tusk tightly with leather and then slowly dry the Tusk over a year long process and even then it can crack some. You can tell this cracked while drying as the crack is completely clean inside. To me it just gives it more Character as a Fossil Handle!
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#5750471 - 05/19/15 09:47 AM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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#5751169 - 05/19/15 05:55 PM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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You hear that? Shhhhhhh. I swear I can hear it, "take me". "Take me".

I can't even begin to say how beautiful this is! My Dad would wear that on his suspenders with pride, lemme tell ha!

Coming up with offer sir, then PM will be inbound.
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#5751888 - 05/20/15 08:44 AM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
You hear that? Shhhhhhh. I swear I can hear it, "take me". "Take me".

I can't even begin to say how beautiful this is! My Dad would wear that on his suspenders with pride, lemme tell ha!

Coming up with offer sir, then PM will be inbound.
Ha! Ha! I love it! I hope it works out!
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#5755914 - 05/22/15 08:29 PM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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#5756204 - 05/23/15 06:26 AM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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Chops, how do you slowly dry the tusk?
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#5756299 - 05/23/15 08:22 AM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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Fossil Ivory has to be banded tightly with leather and kept really damp immediately after digging it up, and then slowly reduce the dampness for at least a year. The Tusk is actually mineralized or halfway to being fossilized and until it's dried out it's very unstable. The longer it stays above ground the more stable it becomes. At over 120 years this Tusk is very stable!!
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#5756316 - 05/23/15 08:41 AM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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#5756830 - 05/23/15 06:57 PM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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Thanks Chops. That makes good sense and has started me wondering about a lot of things.
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#5759857 - 05/26/15 08:54 AM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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Hey Thanx Kieth!! Yeah I dang near kept that Jewel!!!
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#5761382 - 05/27/15 07:09 AM Re: Montana Mammoth Tusk Knife [Re: chopsknives]
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This here knife would be SOLD to hetman! Thanx Steve!
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