Remington Knife Handle Materials
On Remington Knives, The the last digit of the pattern number indicates the type of material used to make the handle. The pattern # R4483, for example, tells you that the knife handle is made of bone because the # 3 was used by Remington to identify bone.
The following is a reference to all of the handle materials used by Remington; all of them that I know of anyways.
1 = Redwood
2 = Black
3 = Bone
Bone handles come from the shinbone of cows. Over the years, it has been the most used material in making knife handles. It allows for a wide range of variation because it can be died any color, and jigged in many different ways.
4 = Genuine Mother Of Pearl
5 = Pyremite
6 = Genuine Stag
7 = Genuine Stag
Ivory or White Bone