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Burl Source
05-15-2012, 08:42 PM
I received this from a customer/friend in Alaska.
It is a piece of fossil Walrus Ivory.
I have a bunch more pieces of this so I figured I could part with one of them.

To enter the contest, just make a post telling what you would do with this if you win.
I will use the random number generator on Sunday to see what post number wins the Ivory.

http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/apr12/w001.jpg

WildBoar
05-15-2012, 08:46 PM
I will use it as a very cool paperweight for a while, and eventually get it worked into something cool made by Randy or Del.

Pensacola Tiger
05-15-2012, 09:09 PM
I'd have Mike Henry use it in a handle, probably for a Shigefusa.

Rick

Taz575
05-15-2012, 09:12 PM
Ferrule or spacer for a knife handle.

GlassEye
05-15-2012, 09:18 PM
Ferrule for a new handle on my Doi kiritsuke very likely.

Thanks for your generosity to this community.

mhenry
05-15-2012, 09:59 PM
I might make a handle with

Crothcipt
05-15-2012, 10:03 PM
Probably a paper weight until I get to know how to make handles. Then a cool as# handle.

ecchef
05-15-2012, 10:04 PM
I would have the face checkered to use as a small wasabi & ginger grater.

Vertigo
05-15-2012, 10:06 PM
I'd send it to Pierre to have him put it on a handle!

SpikeC
05-15-2012, 10:11 PM
I would use it on one end of a handle with Hippo on the other end to make a surf and turf knife!

sachem allison
05-15-2012, 10:27 PM
hey i was just thinking that, or a three ivory handle mammoth, hippo and walrus

Heath Besch
05-15-2012, 10:40 PM
Definitely a c*ckring!:justkidding::devilburn: A carved or scrimshaw pommel might be interesting

tk59
05-15-2012, 10:53 PM
If it's fossilized, it's a rock, right? If so, I'd use it for some spacers. I wouldn't want it to crack at a buttcap or ferrule...

The Edge
05-15-2012, 10:59 PM
I'd probably just stare at it for a while. Can't even say it'd be a paper weight, just something nice to look at. Eventually, it would make its way into a handle I'm sure, though I'd have to take my time to figure out what wood to put it with.

Andrew H
05-15-2012, 11:01 PM
Paperweight and then a ferrule or spacer for a custom.

El Pescador
05-15-2012, 11:21 PM
This will look great on my Cutco rehandle.

apicius9
05-15-2012, 11:26 PM
I would buy two more and learn how to juggle - or use it on a knife handle combined with some great old growth redwood :)

Stefan

Lucretia
05-15-2012, 11:34 PM
Looks like a great size/shape to throw at the hubby when he's misbehaving. Or use it on an handle with some old growth redwood or killer koa.

DarrenSwerid
05-15-2012, 11:34 PM
I'd use it in combination with some mammoth tooth scales to use for a knife for myself. :)

The hekler
05-15-2012, 11:44 PM
I would use it for as many spacers as I can squeeze out of it when I have Marko rehandle my shiges, with some stellar old growth "best there's ever been" redwood and buffalo horn ferrule, it'd look great in place of the traditional ni/ag spacer.

markenki
05-16-2012, 12:24 AM
Spacers for a gyuto handle, hopefully by Marko.

Regards,

Mark

SameGuy
05-16-2012, 12:30 AM
You're all wrong, because it will be mine, and I'll send it to Mike Henry to use for spacers on his D-handle prototypes (of which I hope to land at least one).

Mike Davis
05-16-2012, 01:46 AM
Hmmm. The ginger grater is hard to top, but who am i kidding...Honestly i would probably carve it into a pendant for my wife....Or a spacer for a handle :P Nah...wife would get it.

Hermes7792
05-16-2012, 02:31 AM
an awesome endcap from del on a damascus gyuto

Twistington
05-16-2012, 03:35 AM
I would put it on a handle... but the first month or two i would have it next to the computer so i can fondle it.

Darkhoek
05-16-2012, 03:54 AM
Wow! This is very generous of you sir. I'm in!

All since I finished the full musk handle for Řivinds knife, I've been wondering on how to possibly top that one off as to the choice of materials. This wonderful piece could be just what I need to do that.

DarKHOek

kalaeb
05-16-2012, 04:00 AM
I am going to put it in the cheese tasting tray and the local deli and see what sort of reaction people give when they bite into it. When I have had my fun it will go on a knife with pink scales to be sold for charity during national breast cancer awareness month.

ecchef
05-16-2012, 04:17 AM
When I have had my fun it will go on a knife with pink scales to be sold for charity during national breast cancer awareness month.

Kalaeb wins!

maxim
05-16-2012, 07:12 AM
:plus1:

maxim
05-16-2012, 07:13 AM
:plus1:

Kalaeb wins!

dbesed
05-16-2012, 07:20 AM
When i first saw it i thought that i was looking at a toasted slice of bread :)

Burl Source
05-16-2012, 01:15 PM
If it's fossilized, it's a rock, right? If so, I'd use it for some spacers. I wouldn't want it to crack at a buttcap or ferrule...
While they call it fossil Ivory it is not a true fossil. Technically it is mineralized. Sanding is like bone or hard antler.

DeepCSweede
05-16-2012, 01:25 PM
I was thinking about making a baby nook with it or a handle ferrule?????

oivind_dahle
05-16-2012, 01:57 PM
Im in.

Harald will do a handle of this and musk ox for my 160 feather gyuto.
He will do a wip as well :)

Here is a 200 version: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/6262-DT-200-Bubblewrap-HA-Musk-Ox-wa-Mammoth-Jaw-Ferrule

Wanna be part of a new masterpiece? :)


Wow! This is very generous of you sir. I'm in!

All since I finished the full musk handle for Řivinds knife, I've been wondering on how to possibly top that one off as to the choice of materials. This wonderful piece could be just what I need to do that.

DarKHOek

Lefty
05-16-2012, 02:17 PM
I'd likely pair it up with some Blackwood, or another natural material and do my own take on a vintage shaving brush, like an Ever-Ready, or Rubberset.

mainaman
05-16-2012, 03:24 PM
I'll use it on my first re-handle job.

Dave Martell
05-16-2012, 03:33 PM
I am going to put it in the cheese tasting tray and the local deli and see what sort of reaction people give when they bite into it.


I don't know, looks more like garlic bread on my screen. :D

Lefty
05-16-2012, 03:40 PM
It looks EXACTLY like garlic bread on my iPhone! Hahaha

Lucretia
05-16-2012, 04:19 PM
Looks like a baby parmesan cheese to me--complete with rind.

Mingooch
05-16-2012, 11:03 PM
I would use it as an endcap or ferrule on my next custom knife.

GlassEye
05-16-2012, 11:38 PM
Looks like a baby parmesan cheese to me--complete with rind.

I agree.

add
05-17-2012, 01:08 AM
Thanks for the give away, again.

:)

It does look like a cheese wedge.

Here, ferule or liner material on a Wa handle...

mhlee
05-17-2012, 03:56 AM
It's a beautiful piece of history. I have no idea what I'd use it for.

steeley
05-17-2012, 04:55 AM
some part of a handle have to look at it .

Dieter01
05-17-2012, 07:42 AM
I would use it as a ferrule on one of the knives Marko is making me.

RRLOVER
05-17-2012, 08:05 AM
I would do something with it.I don't know what,but something will be done:eyebrow:

mano
05-17-2012, 09:37 AM
I'd put it on the "Win a knife" thread and offer a minimum of 100 chances at $10 per. Select a winner with random # generator and split the money between two deserving KKF'ers who could use the dough.

And yeah, at first I thought it was a slice of garlic bread.

Namaxy
05-17-2012, 09:47 AM
I'd hold onto it until my name comes up in Marko's queue, then work with him to incorporate it into the handle.

Burl Source
05-19-2012, 09:15 PM
Just one more day before the drawing for the Garlic Bread........I mean Fossil Walrus Ivory.
You guys are always thinking about food.
My old avatar was a round slab of Amboyna Burl. Red with a gold sapwood border around it.
I think it was Mike Davis who said he thought it was a mound of spaghetti with sauce.

Mike Davis
05-19-2012, 09:46 PM
Just one more day before the drawing for the Garlic Bread........I mean Fossil Walrus Ivory.
You guys are always thinking about food.
My old avatar was a round slab of Amboyna Burl. Red with a gold sapwood border around it.
I think it was Mike Davis who said he thought it was a mound of spaghetti with sauce.

Hahahahaha actually it was my wife, but yes :)

mr drinky
05-19-2012, 11:38 PM
My daughter loves fossils. I'd give it to her and show her one of my knife handles that is made out of fossil walrus ivory and hope that she gives it back to me for a ferrule or something. If not, she will add it to her collection.

k.

Crothcipt
05-20-2012, 03:09 AM
you wouldn't get it back.

Burl Source
05-20-2012, 02:32 PM
I used the random number generator to select the winner of the drawing.
It selected post #21
Congratulations markenki
Send me a PM with the address where you want it mailed and it will go out in the mail Monday.

oivind_dahle
05-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Congrats :)
Sure will look good as spacers :)

markenki
05-20-2012, 11:18 PM
Oh wow! Thanks a lot, Mark!

:bliss:

Maybe I should have cleared my plan with Marko first.

:)

Regards,

Mark

Crothcipt
05-20-2012, 11:25 PM
Congratz I hope you aren't to hungry.

kalaeb
05-20-2012, 11:29 PM
I used the random number generator to select the winner of the drawing.
It selected post #21
Congratulations markenki
Send me a PM with the address where you want it mailed and it will go out in the mail Monday.


SWEET, congrats Mark!

Mike Davis
05-21-2012, 10:05 AM
Congrats!!! That will make a nice spacer for sure :)

markenki
05-25-2012, 12:37 AM
I received the Walrus Ivory today. It looks great! Thanks, again, Mark! Much appreciated.

Regards,

Mark

Josh
05-25-2012, 10:38 PM
Ferrule