BONE, GUNSMITHING & KNIFEMAKER'S MATERIALS
Carefully dimensioned regular slabs of Water Buffalo horn for general stock and stock extension work, select pieces of buffalo horn for fore end caps. Knifemakers scales in Water Buffalo horn and peroxide treated domesticated Indian Camel bone.
Black buffalo horn scales 160 x 60 x 5/6mm.
Variety of applications in knifemaking, razormaking and restorative work. We may dress these evenly thinner for you if required (a charge will apply).
Please contact us to discuss individual requirements
125 x 37 x 6/7mm.
200 x 37 x 6/7mm.
Neatly dimensioned scales, sold in pairs, take a fine polish and will often show some blue / grey translucence in finishing.
Good modest bulk discounts on 10 sets and more. Huge stock.
Large, carefully prepared sections, cut at one end and with the joint/knuckle intact at the other. These pieces, averaging 12 - 14" in length will cut down for a variety of uses and will yield widths of 1.5" ( 37mm ).
A typical section will yield turnable knuckle section, 4 large (6"+ at full width) scales and leftover pieces. Thoroughly peroxide treated,seasoned, uniform in surface and colour.
As with other Camel bone pieces, they will take an Ivory like "sheen" in finish and will colour down similarly.
Rajasthani in origin, from long established supplier.
Flat scales 135 x 37 x 3mm in peroxide finished domesticated Camel bone.
Variety of uses but mainly used as inlays.
Priced per individual piece.
Intended for use in gunstock work. This material is from particular, long seasoned stock, selectively acquired by us from large, fat, high density Water Buffalo horn stock of Indian origin...... Indian in order that the grain structure is as "tight" as possible. Material will polish with a certain "blue grey" /"oily" translucence. Occasional pieces have stronger figuring and will be available at a premium and by arrangement.
1"+, 1", 7/8" & 3/4" stock carried - we can thickness to precise individual requirements on request and at extra cost.
Prices for single pieces quoted.
"Thicker is dearer" ...1"+ is, these days, VERY difficult to source where the required quality is guaranteed - and may not always be in stock.
Flat backs, domed tops. Thickness will be in the range 6 - 9mm at domed point and 2 - 3mm at each side. Fine sanded, peroxided finish, will "weather in " to look like Ivory and excellent hard surface for Scrimshaw work.
Longer lengths of greatest use in restoration and historical reproduction work and may have minimal torsional twist to them. The 150mm and 200mm scales sell most often for open razor restoration work and bone modelling ( ships, boxes etc ) .
All quoted sizes supplied in pairs.
Ordering - How it Works
1. Browse the categories, adding the items that interest you to the cart.
2. Submit the order to us with your full contact details.
3. We assess the order and calculate the most cost effective carriage option.
4. Finally, we contact you, advise the preferred carriage option and request payment.