The silky luster of this mammoth tooth handle makes this Knife Bolo Tie stand out. You won’t find another string tie knife like it! The ancient mammoth molar is a variety of golden to brown hues have an almost chatoyant quality, like tiger’s eye quartz. This particular piece even has a blue to whitish vein of enamel running lengthwise thru it.
The bolo tie knife blade is stainless steel, with a smooth blade bevel without a sharp edge. Thus it is not a functional knife and eliminates possible cutting accidents. The maker, Gary Smith, has his logo etched on 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. The bolo tips are brass bullet casings and make the perfect finish to this most extraordinary tie.
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Mammoth molars from the last ice age (10,000-40,000 BP), like that used on this Knife Bolo Tie, have been stabilized and pressure treated for strength and durability. Woolly mammoth teeth grow in layers of three different materials- dentine, cementum and enamel. Because of these different layers the patterns also differ a lot depending on cutting direction. The material is uniquely beautiful due to this three-part layer structure. The mammoth molars are not petrified but do contain natural minerals and are harder to work than non-fossil material.
Mammoth ivory is legal to import and export and sell in most US states except for a few states, therefore I will not sell or ship this item to HI, NV, IL, CA, NY, NJ, NH, VT, or DC
To 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.