Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby kootenay joe » Sun May 20, 2018 8:25 am

The #46 with mammoth in O.P. are from 2009. Here is an ivory Whaler from 2011, shown next to a stag #36. I think there are 4 ivory ones from 2011.
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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun May 20, 2018 12:41 pm

kootenay joe wrote:The #46 with mammoth in O.P. are from 2009. Here is an ivory Whaler from 2011, shown next to a stag #36. I think there are 4 ivory ones from 2011.
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Well I suspect that one would fetch a pretty penny today! Beautiful Roland is that the E word?
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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby kootenay joe » Sun May 20, 2018 3:10 pm

Yes, elephant ivory. A well known knife collector sold an elephant tusk to GEC and this became the ivory handles for most (all ?) of the GEC made ivory handled knives. Every single one i have seen is absolutely top quality ivory.
I do not make much of a differentiation between mammoth & elephant ivory. With magnification there is a minor difference in structure pattern but they are otherwise the same. Mammoth that has not taken on a stain (often very colorful) looks just like elephant ivory because it is just like elephant ivory.
Mammoth ivory is not fossilized, (i.e. replaced by minerals and become a rock), it has been preserved in the ground for 10,000 or more years. I think some as long as 40,000 !
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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby boykinlp » Sun May 20, 2018 4:00 pm

Those are awesome kj!!
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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:44 pm

Here's one I picked up today at the Blade Show. A 2009 double pull #36 with interior mammoth.
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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:01 am

Greg, that is a Score !
If you ever want to trade for my Stag #36 also from 2009, just let me know. :)
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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:37 am

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, that is a Score !
If you ever want to trade for my Stag #36 also from 2009, just let me know. :)
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Roland I thought of you when I saw this knife, but it will take some doing to get it away from me. :D
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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby wlf » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:59 am

There were 5 interior elephant ivory 46s from ‘11 and one bark ivory from that same tusk Roland.
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Re: Great Eastern Sunfish Mammouth Ivory

Postby Stephen » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:55 pm

KJ: Above are the photos of my 2 mammoth-handled sunfish knives and the story behind them as posted by my friend Big Monk in 2011. I paid $1995.00 for the pair shortly before Big Monk's above message.
Btw, I still own the knives.


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