This Knife Bolo Tie – Turkey is an elegant scrimshaw rendition of a colorful game bird. You can see that the Savorite handle is an excellent scrimshaw canvas, the turkey nearly jumps out at you! His bright red waddles signal that this gobbler is ready for courtship. In the woods, his colorful face stands out from his chestnut-colored body to attract the girls.
The herringbone pattern of the Saivorite material used for the handle of this string tie is the highest quality imitation ivory. It is sure to fool most people. The varied grain pattern looks remarkably similar to the Schreger lines seen in genuine ivory making this a unique accessory.
The knife blade itself is stainless steel, with a smooth blade bevel without a sharp edge. Thus, it’s not a functional knife and eliminates possible cutting accidents. Gary Smith, the custom knife maker who fashioned the actual bolo tie, has his logo etched into the blade.
The 6-ply leather cord is a luxurious 42” in length, which is long enough to be appropriate for a big or tall person. The stainless-steel tension bolo back allows for ease in sliding the bolo up and down and adjusting securely for a comfortable fit.
This bolo has been fitted with custom made shotgun tips. These tips are turned from Savorite and are topped off with brass, just like genuine shotgun shells.
Care for your Knife Bolo Tie:
I recommend you never wear a scrimshaw piece in swimming or the shower. Not likely for a bolo tie, I admit. Did that thought give you a little chuckle? But this next part is pertinent to the bolo tie – it is best not to leave genuine ivory pieces sitting in direct sunlight or exposed to intense heat, like that of a vehicle in the summer. Ivory is a natural material and deserves to be cherished. I use the most permanent inks available for my artwork and I have applied several layers of Renaissance wax to preserve the colors. Each Knife Bolo Tie comes ready to wrap in a gift box.