The golden-eyes peer out from this unique Knife Bolo Tie -Wolf. Natural water buffalo horn lends itself well to ‘reverse’ scrimshaw and is complimented by the red spacer that adds just the right amount of flair. This scrimshaw etching is a well-known canid in “white-on-black” except for his golden-yellow eyes. Traditionally scrimshaw is inked with black on a white canvas of ivory or bone, but here the water buffalo horn provides the perfect black canvas. The white and gold colored inks really make the wolf stand out.
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.
The stainless steel tension bolo back allows for ease in sliding the bolo up and down and adjusting securely for a comfortable fit. Finally, the bolo tips are brass bullet casings and make the perfect finish to this most extraordinary tie
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.