One of my favorite pieces in my knife collection is a Benchmade Gold class folder, with a Damascus blade and a pure white mammoth ivory handle. Hand made, limited edition of 100.
There’s lots of mammoth ivory out there, but most is yellowish, with heavy graining and striping. This stuff is white and smooth. It’s simply breathtaking. And to think how old that ivory is... Staggering.
What is the value(monetary) of a knife like that?
A great many 19th c billiard balls were manufactured out of mammoth ivory. And no, I don’t have a citation for that. :’)