FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION. MOCHA WOOLLY MAMMOTH TUSK (fossilized ivory tusk), MOTHER OF PEARL, JET, STONES. MOCHA TUSK & STONES…. ON BOTH SIDES generally Santa Fe Stoneworks, just places stones on one side, and wood on the rear scale, to save on costs, however, on both sides, practically doubles the cost. This is a special version of SANTA FE STONEWORKS, popular Damascus Mammoth Tusk 3 Lockback knife, with MOTHER OF PEARL & JET, inlay, however, this knife has the handle cut from MOCHA MAMMOTH TUSK – a small amount of his fossilized tusk has turned a deep brown color, which SANTA FE STONEWORKS, hand-selects for these special edition, knives. The material in this knife handle is fossilized IVORY, Woolly Mammoth Tusk, the undersides of Woolly Mammoth tusks often show wear, suggesting that they were used in scraping snow and ice off of the ground cover of vegetation during feeding. They also used their tusks for protection from predators, attraction during mating and as a display of dominance to other Woolly Mammoths. SANTA FE STONEWORKS proudly shows our respect by using this material in our BEST knives. Mammoth fossils are 150,000+ year old natural material so patterns and colors vary on each knife, No two are the same! These Photos are representations of the Material, actual products will vary in color and patterns. Damascus Steel is characterized by it’s strength, edge holding ability, and it’s dramatic appearance. The Damascus Steel used in our knives comes from Japan and is called “Sanmai Damascus” or Sandwich Damascus. There is a core of vg-10 steel with 16 layers of stainless steel on each side to produce a rust free Damascus look blade. 3 1/8 inches closed… Scales have no cracks or chips. On this knife from Santa Fe Stoneworks, for BOTH sides of MOCHA tusk, MOP, with Damascus blade….. From Santa Fe Stoneworks… About Santa Fe Stoneworks. In the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo mountains sets a century-old adobe ranch house where artisans handcraft art knives of rare beauty. From one-of-a-kind custom designs to popular, affordable collections of pocket knives, table and kitchen cutlery, men’s gifts and accessories, each of Santa Fe Stoneworks collectibles is a unique example of the cutler’s art – the quintessential marriage of fine steels with gemstone, shell or intricate wood marquetry. Custom handles are painstakingly made by hand with the human touch, never created by machines in large factories. It has been lightly cleaned and oiled. Some additional cleaning may be necessary for those who enjoy perfection. AS WITH ANY VINTAGE OR PRE-OWNED ITEM, EVIDENCE OF AGE, WEAR AND USE, MAY EXIST. All measurements and weights are approximate. The item “SANTA FE STONEWORKS-MAMMOTH MOCHA TUSK-BOTH SIDES-DAMASCUS-FOLDING LOCKING KNIFE” is in sale since Thursday, October 22, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured”. The seller is “vvinddance” and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.