Material of Handle?

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DMLEATH
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Material of Handle?

Post by DMLEATH » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:38 am

I have here an Imperial Knife with what looks like Burl Wood but doesn’t feel like wood to me. Is there a synthetic Burl looking material they use? Knife is 4” closed. Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Material of Handle?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:54 am

Looks like celluloid to me.

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Re: Material of Handle?

Post by peanut740 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:14 am

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:54 am
Looks like celluloid to me.

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Ditto.
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Re: Material of Handle?

Post by DMLEATH » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:39 am

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Material of Handle?

Post by duckdogs » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:29 am

I was reading the posted article about celluloid by Dennis Ellingson. In it he said he had never seen a "1930's kitsch variegated handle" deteriorate. I think I know what that might be but just to be sure can someone show me a picture ?

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