7.5″ Mammoth Ivory Damascus Gut Hook Blade Knife
This 7.5” mammoth ivory handle Damascus gut hook blade knife comes with a nice leather sheath. The handle is made of mammoth ivory, a beautiful and very durable material found by the gold miners throughout Alaska and sold to the carvers and artists.
Alaskan knife maker, Bob Merry, designs and makes the knives here in Anchorage. Bob and his family have been carving and making knives in Alaska for over 30 years. Each year he spends a month or more in the Arctic wilderness collecting naturally shed antler for his knife handles and carvings. He gets mammoth bone from miners, and artifacts and other materials from hunters that find them while in the back country.
The natural material used in this knife handle results in variations in grain and color
Craftsmen create the patterns on a Damascus blade through a process known as pattern welding or layered steel. It involves combining different types of steel, typically high-carbon and low-carbon steel, repeatedly folding, twisting, and forge-welding them together. Moreover, this intricate process not only imparts unique visual patterns but also enhances the blade’s strength, durability, and sharpness.
Collectors and enthusiasts highly prize Damascus blades for their aesthetic appeal, craftsmanship, and historical significance. Manufacturers commonly use them in producing high-quality knives, swords, and other bladed weapons. Additionally, the layered construction can contribute to the blade’s ability to hold a sharp edge and resist wear.