Alright. I think this is the right section!
I guess mentioning the word Wusthof probably makes me pretty unpopular here anyway either way, there are many skilled handle makers here!
Would there be any moral objections, legal objection, or otherwise "you're a bad person for thinking this" around using recalled Ivory as a knife handle?
So, suppose there's a stash of Ivory keycaps from a Steinway piano that one doesn't know what to do with - They absolutely cannot be sold, they have been sitting, yellowing in an attic for 10 years... Is there any way to make a "block" out of layered keycaps (Epoxy?) and fashion them into a handle? Ivory handled knives are nothing new, and there would be absolutely no other legal way to own an ivory handled knife unless someone were to make the handle.
People make handles out of rams horn all of the time.
This is all pie in the sky kind of stuff, but it brings up the interesting thought of potentially one of the most exclusive knife handles one could possibly own, at the expense of the life of an elephant that died over 100 years ago. We kill and eat other animals all day, every day...
Or am I better off just leaving the idea as an idea and forgetting about it, that's probably maybe the ethical thing to do, I think. Hmm.