DescriptionCUSTOM BUCK KNIFE WITH DINOSAUR BONE HANDLE
Dinosaur bone handle (probably sauropod)
Buck Knives has been producing high quality knives for over sixty years. In 1964 it introduced the folding lock-blade knife, otherwise known as the Buck Folding Hunter 110; this knife would become one of the most popular and most imitated knives in the world. The present example was constructed with a 420HC mirror polish blade, silver bolsters and cherrywood handle; a master lapidarist has removed the cherrywood, however, and replaced it on each side with a gorgeous section of polished agatized dinosaur bone from the famed Morrison formation in Utah. The earthy shades of black, blue-gray and brown are dashed through with deep vibrant red, and the lovely orbicular patterning represents the tiny intricate cellular arrangement of tubular branching 'Haversian Canals' that veined the interior of the dinosaur's skeleton; these canals originally housed blood vessels and nerve cells but during the process of fossilization, under certain conditions, they can become filled with a beautiful colorful agate, creating the highly aesthetic effect seen here. The blade measures 3 5/8 inches and the handle 4 7/8 inches, and comes with a woolen pouch, leather holster and COA.
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