Possibly ivory?

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Possibly ivory?

Postby prairiedog » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:33 pm

Any thoughts on this Eye Brand? Haven’t held the knife in hand yet...looks to be ivory or French ivory. Not familiar with this being a factory production...thinking possibly customized or special factory order? I’m hoping an experienced eye might have better insight. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of the knife.

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Re: Possibly ivory?

Postby EyeBJoe » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:09 pm

Perry, I can only offer a brief opinion on this one as I have no experience with this particular pattern. The knife looks to me to be a later production model, late 90’s - 2000’s. I agree that with the handle material, it may be a special order, a specific customized knife or could possibly have been a knife made for a specific overseas market. Maybe we will both learn something from another member who has more specific information. It’s a nice piece whatever its origin.

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Re: Possibly ivory?

Postby peanut740 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:14 am

Looks like it may be micarta.
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Re: Possibly ivory?

Postby prairiedog » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:30 am

Ok, I was able to see the knife today in hand...it had 440 stainless on the backside tang. ::hmm::
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Re: Possibly ivory?

Postby stancaiman » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:20 am

i have the same (buy in the early 80's) : it's a micarta not ivory
http://stancaiman.free.fr/couteaux/KSChlieper2.JPG


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