No problem with getting tusks from Africa into Australia, provided they are put through a high-temperature incinerator by Australia Quarantine before they release them.I made this knife handle from a warthog tusk. Beautiful colors and it polished to a glassy shine. Plenty tusks available on South Africa, problem is to get them here in the UK. It’s not about the ivory, the concerns are about possible diseases.
Yeah been to Australia and New Zealand, paranoid, with good reason, they even check the soles of your shoes for soil.No problem with getting tusks from Africa into Australia, provided they are put through a high-temperature incinerator by Australia Quarantine before they release them.
looks like from seller pics and your pics that the spine is still pretty crisp with no telltale flattened spots from a lot of honing. hope she shaves well for you!!!!!I have it!
The caseappears to be original, although someone has attempted some restoration on it.
View attachment 1285321The blade is 5/8 Dutch (round) point, full-hollow grinder, single stabiliser, jumps top and bottom. The scales are definitely true ivory.
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