"I'll be honest with you.
I have no idea where I found this amazing piece of fossilized walrus tusk. All I know is
that I loved it the moment I set eyes on it, and have treasured it for what seems to be
forever. Every few months I'd go back to it, and try to see how to form it, and what kind
of handle to put with it.
One day I was working on a new
kind of spacer
with stabilized buckeye wood. Usually I use it only as a thin strip,
but then I realized that making a larger spacer allowed me to make a very special handle
utilizing every bit of this fossilized walrus tusk. There's something about it I really
can't explain. It has a
oh, I don't know
a history to it
lines and curves and subtle colors
have a kind of power that makes you realize that it holds a whole lot
of stories in its' hard white ivory! This is a wonderful display knife and a, what I call,
you know, you keep sort of tossing it back and forth
between your hands and fingers, as only guys know how to do. The feel of that natural tusk
against your palm is just plain primal!