Bear Tree Ring Mammoth Medium Lockback
- Blade Material : 440 Stainless Steel
- Handle Material : Tree Ring Mammoth
- Open Length : 7-1/2″
- Closed Length : 3-3/4″
- Blade Length : 2-3/4″
- Less than 10 Made
- Extras : Nickel Silver Bolsters, Hollow Ground Blade & Positive Lock
- PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA
3 in stock
Red Hill Cutlery is proud to release this limited batch of TREE RING MAMMOTH series. These are just another example of the American ingenuity and why EVERYONE RESPECTS A BEAR!
The material in this collection is 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.
Mammoth fossils are 150,000+ year old natural material so patterns and colors vary on each knife, No two are the same! Photos are representations of the Material, actual products will vary in color and patterns.
More About Tusks:
Tusks grow from the base of the tusk by adding material in a cone-shaped packet into the hollow center of the tusk. This creates a series of rings, called growth rings. You can see these rings when you look inside the tusk.
Each thick ring represents a single year and is made up of a dark band and a light band. The dark band was made in the winter months and the light band was made in the summer months. With a microscope, you can see even smaller, fainter rings that represent weekly or daily growth.
Scientists look at the annual growth rings in a tusk to find out what time of the year the mammoth died. They can also find out how healthy the mammoth was during different times of its life based on the size of the growth rings.
A thick growth ring means the mammoth ate a lot of food and was healthy. A thin growth ring means the mammoth did not eat very much food because there was little food for it to eat or it was unhealthy.
Tusks are an important piece of evidence in telling the story of mammoths.