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    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyFXST View Post
    Jimmy has been drinking the ink again.
    Y'know as Harley pointed out, I originally posted warthog scales and when I posted the pix I said walrus ...... Now I can't remember whether they are walrus or warthog. Sending a PM to RW and see if he can clear up the mystery.

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    They are pre- an elephant ivory and possibly mammoth I key by the look of the scales. Walrus ivory is very hard to get and warthog ivory isn't straight enough. I've tried warthog ivory and it would have to be a very small razor, indeed. They're highly curved and if you could get 4 inches, you'd be lucky. It's also very hard to cut and work. I wouldn't recommend it.

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    How about this blast from the past Robert. I was thinking the ivory with the pearl inlays was something different and could the small piece in between the 3 piece pearl/ivory/pearl scales be warthog ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    How about this blast from the past Robert. I was thinking the ivory with the pearl inlays was something different and could the small piece in between the 3 piece pearl/ivory/pearl scales be warthog ?
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    That could be warthog ivory. It's good for small bit work and I've done some with warthog ivory but not much since its not suitable for full length scales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBull View Post
    That could be warthog ivory. It's good for small bit work and I've done some with warthog ivory but not much since its not suitable for full length scales.
    Whew ! Thought I might be getting oldtimer's disease ! I knew I remembered something with warthog. It is definitely a different color and grain than the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBull View Post
    They are pre- an elephant ivory and possibly mammoth I key by the look of the scales. Walrus ivory is very hard to get and warthog ivory isn't straight enough. I've tried warthog ivory and it would have to be a very small razor, indeed. They're highly curved and if you could get 4 inches, you'd be lucky. It's also very hard to cut and work. I wouldn't recommend it.
    walrus is not hard to find.

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    Default Warthog ivory as scale material.

    I haven't run across much. Maybe I've been looking in the wrong places

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    How about this blast from the past Robert. I was thinking the ivory with the pearl inlays was something different and could the small piece in between the 3 piece pearl/ivory/pearl scales be warthog ?
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    Now you are just showin' off!!!
    Beautiful razors, Mr. Williams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarleyFXST View Post
    Now you are just showin' off!!!
    Beautiful razors, Mr. Williams.
    Thank you. Very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBull View Post
    I haven't run across much. Maybe I've been looking in the wrong places
    Would love to have that tusk scrhimed one day,or maybe just bandsaw the sucker.

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