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.
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.
90 x 12 x 10mm, peroxided squares. May be used for tuning pegs in musical instruments.
Priced per individual piece
Flat scales 135 x 37 x 3mm in peroxide finished domesticated Camel bone. Variety of uses but mainly used as inlays.
We can thickness these down as low as 1mm on request and at extra cost.
Priced per individual piece.
Regular Water buffalo scales at 125 and 200mm - knifemaking standard materials. Great character in "coloured" pieces - generally honey & greens wirh dark brown streaks.
Black material will often show white streaks and a certain blue / grey translucence in finishing.
New addition Sept 2012 - coloured 125mm scales with natural ( unsanded ) top surface - thicker at one end and surface grain may be used to great effect with appearance.
We can thickness to specific (lesser) dimension if required at extra cost.
Sold in pairs
Intended for use in gunstock work. This material is selectively acquired by us from large, fat Water Buffalo horn stock of Indian origin, 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 arrangment.
1", 7/8", 3/4" & 1/2" stock carried - we can thickness to precise individual requirements on request and at extra cost.
Good volume discounts on 1/2" material.
Prices for single pieces quoted.
"Thicker is dearer" (1"+ is increasingly difficult to source where the required quality is guaranteed - please enquire with us if this is what you need).
Excellent Camel bone Sambar Stag scale lookalike material, each piece unique and hand finished.
All material has been dyed by immersion in Potassium Permanganate solution, giving a very dark "Verona" brown colour, which, just like the real thing, will surface polish to remove a lot or a little dye depending on how hard you polish the surfaces, enabling the desired finished appearance to be achieved and admired.
Camel bone jigged to very attractively mimick antelope horn. Much favoured in knifemaking.
May be stained to achieve required finish or will weather to look like Ivory with use.
Dyed material also available - see below.
Priced per pair
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 work and may have minimal torsional twist to them.
All quoted sizes supplied as 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.