HANDLE MATERIAL ?

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HANDLE MATERIAL ?

Post by richard » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:33 am

Handle material ? these are on ebay.listed as smooth bone.the one on the left is a I.XL george wostenholm sheffield england.
the other is aglos co. germany.
could the I.XL be ivory ?
i am going to try and buy them.
thanks for looking.
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Re: HANDLE MATERIAL ?

Post by Gunsil » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:53 am

Need either enlargeable photos or link to the ebay ad, can't tell from your pics. I looked on the bay for it, couldn't find it. It looks kind of modern for an ivory IXL, but close-up pics may tell.

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Re: HANDLE MATERIAL ?

Post by Shearer » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:28 am

It's a bit hard to see the handles material.Here's a bit better picture.

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Re: HANDLE MATERIAL ?

Post by richard » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:47 am

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-x-Early-V ... 1431.l2649

here is the ebay link . the pics are not the best.

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Re: HANDLE MATERIAL ?

Post by just bob » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:21 am

I vote the larger knife is French ivory. I think I've owned a couple of knives with these handles. Unsure on the smaller knife - it maybe the real deal. Aren't these coming from Australia? S&H may be scary?
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Re: HANDLE MATERIAL ?

Post by Gunsil » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:59 pm

Now being able to enlarge the photos, I agree the IXL is celluloid, or "French ivory". The scales look like they have shrunk away from the bolsters a little, ivory won't do that, cell will. The little German knife looks like smooth bone.

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Post by btrwtr » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:37 pm

I agree imitaion ivory on the larger and smooth bone on the little pen knife.
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Post by kootenay joe » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:10 pm

I agree with Wayne. No ivory on either knife.
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Re: HANDLE MATERIAL ?

Post by richard » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:04 am

Thank you all for the reply's.i will still buy them if the price is right.

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