Genuine Pre-Ban Ivory Randall Knives

***SOLD*** Bowles Skinner #156 Ivory

$2,200.00

***SOLD*** Bowles Skinner #156 Ivory Image
This is Bowles Skinner #156, one of the very few of my dealer specials handled in Elephant ivory. Later Skinners only have one line of etching "Bowles XXX". This Skinner from 2007 was sold to a customer who requested that it be scrimshawed. Regrettably I didn't get to scrimshaw it before arthritis sidelined me after 38 years! As with many ivory Randall knives, there's a small check/crack near the nickel silver butt cap. There aren't many ivory Randall dealer specials and as of July 2016 there will be no more.

***SOLD*** Bowles Skinner #156 Ivory

$2,200.00

***SOLD*** Bowles Skinner #156 Ivory Image
This is Bowles Skinner #156, one of the very few of my dealer specials handled in Elephant ivory. Later Skinners only have one line of etching "Bowles XXX". This Skinner from 2007 was sold to a customer who requested that it be scrimshawed. Regrettably I didn't get to scrimshaw it before arthritis sidelined me after 38 years! As with many ivory Randall knives, there's a small check/crack near the nickel silver butt cap. There aren't many ivory Randall dealer specials and as of July 2016 there will be no more.

All natural handle materials are subject to checking and/or cracking under extremes of temperature and humidity. As such natural materials are not guaranteed.

We make every effort to mitigate the chance of ivory cracking during shipment. Once the knife is shipped we no longer have any control over it. The customer may specify by which method the knife is shipped, Ground (UPS), Air (Priority Mail) or Overnight (USPS). Extra shipping charges may be incurred for expedited shipping. 

All the African Elephant ivory from which these Randall Made knife handles were crafted pre-dates the ivory ban of 1989. Additionally these knives, handled with pre-ban African Elephant ivory, qualify for the de minimis exemption of the current USFWS ivory restrictions and may be traded in interstate commerce. While these ivory Randall knives are completely legal it’s important to note there will be no more Elephant ivory handled Randalls crafted at the shop after July 6, 2016.