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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pink Ivory Hunter

Blade: 440 C hardened to 59Rc,double ground, OAL 9" Handle: Pink Ivory and Ebony with nickle silver guard,spacers and butt cap. Pink Ivory, also known as umNini or umGoloty, is treasured as a rare, exotic wood. It grows predominantly in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The tree is protected and can only be felled by a very limited permit. Years ago, pink ivory was the royal tree of the Zulu kings. The wood is very hard and heavy and it has a very fine grain, which allows a high polish. Ebony is also a very hard and dense wood and excellent for knife handles. It grows in Ceylon, India, Sri Lanka and Western Africa. Please click on picture to enlarge.