Elk ivory inlayed knives

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I was wondering what to do with the ivories from my elk hunt last year and came up with the idea of inlaying them into a knife handle. Inlaying ivories have been done before, but this is my first go at making knife scales, inlaying, shaping, and making a knife handle all together. I’m going to keep one and give the other to the guide, who also is my dad.

The handle is walnut, hickory and cherry. Finish is several coats of Tru-oil.

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#1 posted 04-13-2015 03:17 PM

Very nice work. Did you make or buy the blades? I’ve recently ordered a blade blank and some fasteners and will soon be assembling my first knife.

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 04:17 PM

Looks great and nicely done!

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#3 posted 04-13-2015 04:40 PM

Extremely nice work on all of it!

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#4 posted 04-13-2015 06:02 PM

Very nice blades great job

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#5 posted 04-13-2015 07:16 PM

This is a beautiful knife. Nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 04-14-2015 03:05 AM

Neat idea

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#7 posted 04-14-2015 08:09 AM

Thanks everyone!

Very nice work. Did you make or buy the blades? I ve recently ordered a blade blank and some fasteners and will soon be assembling my first knife.

- Levex

Thanks for the compliment. I bought the blades. I was surprised on how much they costs compared to getting a commissioned knife. And after making them from scratch, I can see why a custom finished knife costs as much as it does.

Good luck on your project-

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