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Laramie Knifeworks -- Fossil Woolly Mammoth Tooth and Turquoise Lil Brute Folder Knife

 

Knife Type: Lil' Brute
Blade Length: 1 3/16 inches
Overall Length: 3 13/16 inches
Blade Steel: "Islands In The Stream" pattern Damascus High Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Fossil Woolly Mammoth Tooth 

Bolsters: Turquoise

Filework: On top of blade
Thumb Knob Gemstone: An Orange Sapphire graded IF (which is the highest grade given and means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions

Comes With: Pouch and Knife Stand

Additional Information: The Woolly Mammoth lived during the Pleistocene that was 2.58 Million to 11,700 years ago. This mammoth had large ivory tusks and is related to an extinct elephant genus and was about the size of today's African Elephants. The woolly mammoth coexisted with early humans who hunted these animals for food. However, they became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene probably because of climate change and hunting. The woolly mammoth teeth I use comes from Siberia. Most of these fossils come from native people who collect them on river banks and from various digging sites. This particular piece is multi-colored and has cracks/crevices for personality.

Most of the turquoise on the market has been treated in some way to deal with four problems characteristic with this gemstone. First, turquoise is soft, sometimes even brittle, and thus susceptible to fractures. Second, turquoise is porous and which makes it is susceptible to staining, discoloration, and fading. Third, untreated turquoise never comes in a slab form just "rocks", so you can never make knife handles. Fourth, turquoise is getting harder to find and supplies are of a lower quality. These four problems can be handled in different ways, but the most common techniques is to reconstitute the turquoise by grinding the turquoise to a powder then adding a binding agent then dried. This makes slabs of turquoise which can then be used for knife handles. This particular piece provides a nice contrast to the Fossil Woolly Mammoth Tooth.

Price: $200
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