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150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Bone Linerlock Folding Knife 2-1/4" Blade

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Part Number: XTDINO21
Manufacturer: Santa Fe Stoneworks
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Description
XTDINO21: 150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Bone | Linerlock Folding Knife

Santa Fe Stoneworks describes this item as follows:

BRONTOSAURUS BONE


The gemstone in this knife handle is actually a section of petrified bone from a sauropod - one that lived 150 million years ago. The sauropods were very large four-legged creature with elephant-sized feet and long necks and tails. Known to have been amphibious, these herbivores roamed the savanas, swamps and marshes of the Mesozoic Southwest in search of succulent grasses and plants at the height of the Age of Dinosaurs.

Today we find only the occasional remains of these large creatures. Fortunately for us, some of their bones were rapidly covered by mud and sand after death, causing them to be transformed into rock. Bone marrow in cell cavities was replaced by fine particles in the covering sediment, which then agatized to form the colors and patterns you see in the handle material.

This particular fossil was found in the Shinarump member of the Chinle Formation in the Four Corners area of northwestern New Mexico. The age of the bone was determined by reference to the well-defined strata in which it was found.

We only have a limited amount of this petrified bone, and little prospect of securing any more. Our specimen is neither valuable nor unique, nor is its ornamental use considered a loss to the scientific community - there are plenty of sauropod bone fragments available for study. Please accept its use as handle material in the spirit that we offer it: as a tangible reminder of the mysterious animals that ruled the world at the dawn of time.

Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2-3/8"
  • Closed Length: 3-1/4"
  • Overall Length: 5-5/8"
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Handle Material: 150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Bone
  • Pocket Clip
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity
  • Gift Box

UPC Code: 016276

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Bone Handles
Bone Handles
One of the most common natural materials used in knife making, bone handles are usually textured to provide grip and can be dyed almost any color.
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Oleg G.
Moscow, Russia
Aug 13, 2011
Pros: Handle Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
More a collectible item than a usefull tool
Small pocket knife. Overall built quality is average-to-good. The knife feels solid, but looks a little… scratchy. The blade out of the box is sharp enough to slice paper. Can’t tell about the quality of metal, think it’s something like used in Swiss army knifes. The knife is not handy. The side with the clip is much thinner than side with the «bone». I was unable to open it with one hand. As a conclusion - it is more an interesting and original collectible item, than a useful tool.
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