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    Woolly Mammoth Tooth & Muonionalusta Meteorite Knife
    Muonionalusta Blade, Iron, IVA
    Northern Sweden - (67° 48'N, 23° 6'E)
    Tooth Handle, Mammuthus primigenius
    Pleistocene
    Alaska, USA

    This unique offering boasts a Tanto style knife featuring a Muonionalusta Meteorite blade and a Woolly Mammoth tooth handle. The incredible meteorite blade has been cut and etched to highlight the diagnostic Widmanstätten pattern so associated with this Swedish meteorite. The blade measures 4.72 x 1.35 inches (12 x 3.5 cm) with an angled tip and style based on Japanese swords. The handle has been created from a Woolly Mammoth tooth that has been cut and polished to highlight the amazing prehistoric dentition. The handle is rounded off by a steel bolster featuring a custom engraved Japanese style dragon and finished with a steel pommel for balance. The knife is well-balanced with a full tang and weighs 299 grams total. The handcrafted item was designed and fashioned by Texas knife maker Robert Stratton and is accompanied by a genuine leather sheath.
    Overall Measurements: 9.25 x 1.47 x 0.52 inches (23.50 x 3.73 x 1.31 cm)


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    7th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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