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I-1401 passed here in Washington State so we are no longer allowed to sell legally imported vintage and antique elephant ivory after Dec 3th, 2015 (we stopped buying awhile ago).  Preparing for this possibility and pending federal regulation changes we have been selling our old inventory off over the past 2 years and have very little left. It is selling fast and will ALL be gone by December 1st. Don’t wait if you want what we offer in elephant ivory lots, (click here to see our elephant ivory page) we are down to the bottom of the crate and down to the wire. We are beginning to work with the prehistoric mammoth ivory we have stockpiled and will be developing that part of our web site in the next few weeks.  Thank you for your patience as we transition.


We had a piece of ivory that John Wayne used to own. We turned it into 16 pairs of John Wayne ivory grips. The John Wayne ivory that was to small for grips, has been turned into 34 knives and 18 of those are now available for non-grip buyers. We will have them numbered and laser engraved on one side. If we have the time, we may make up some much smaller necklace knives for much less money. These will all be shipped out by December 3rd.

Click here for the John Wayne Ivory Grips & Knives page!

We have made sixteen pairs of 1911 grips and are finishing up 34 knives made from a 16 pound 4 ounce piece of elephant tusk (with 3 bullet holes) that once belonged to the actor John Wayne. He gave it to Frank Beetson Jr. the costume designer that worked with him on the classic African movie Hatari (1962) and five other earlier J.W. movies. Frank Beetson Jr. gave it to my friend Richard Bruno, also a costume designer, they worked together for years at Western Costume the largest film costumers in the country. Richard (who won the British academy award for best costumes for “Goodfellows”) gave the tusk piece to me 25 years ago. With 1401 having passed in Washington State we have turned this ivory into keepsake 1911 grips and knives. We do not know if this ivory was from an elephant shot by John Wayne, only that he once owned this piece of ivory, this is a once in a life time opportunity if you like ivory, guns, knives and John Wayne.

Click on photos to see our newest or recently updated items:
1911 Pistol Grips


We are selling off these pieces that came from the J. L. Houston Company, a company that imported and used all types of ivory in their manufacturing for the Alaskan ivory trade from the 1950’s till the 1990’s.

PREHISTORIC JADE AXPrehistoric Jade Yupik Eskimo Ax excavated on St. Lawrence Island in 1984 - Inquire!

STELLER SEA COW SLAB CUTS - Slabs (no pairs) and off cuts great for pocket knives, jewelry or carvings.

LARGE VINTAGE WALRUS TUSK PAIR - This very large pair of tusks are polished and have a wonderful old aged patina. Sale Pending!

MAMMOTH JAW - partial left side and lip trough with speciman molar - $1200.00

Mammoth Ivory Earrings
Beautiful Tagua Nut
Narwhal Carvings
Antique Trade Beads

One of a Kind or Limited
and Sale Items!
Bone Art "Scrimshaw Collection"
Mediterranean Treasures
Jewelry Collection

25% off sale!

Currently available Elephant
and Mammoth Ivory
Bone Handled Knives
Fishhook Necklaces
Preban Elephant Ivory
Updated: 11/18/2015

Ivory Carvings and Netsuke
New Simulated Pearl
1911Full Sized Grips
Ostrich Eggs
nose plate and tusks is 27" tips to top with 20" of tusk exposed - $1,800.00

Hippo Tusk Page
Updated: 11/18/2015
Unique Ivory Jewelry & Gifts
New Universal
Simulated Ivory
SAA 1 or 2 Piece Kit

Polar Bear Fur


We regularly add new items to the website (last updated: November 25, 2015 ). Check back frequently to see what's new! LINKS PAGE ANNOUNCEMENT! We are putting together a links page to show the many ways you use our products and to hopefully direct some business your way. If you are interested in participating, please email a photo with a group or single piece of your work along with a brief description of what you do plus all your contact info; address, telephone number, website and email. Send it to:

We comply with C.I.T.E.S., U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Washington State Department of Game regulations and that all of our products are legal to own, buy, sell and ship within the United States. The wildlife products we offer for sale are obtained legally and in a manner not detrimental to the survival of the wildlife species. The source of these products are wildlife ranches, museums, old estate sales, legal sport and subsistance hunting, trapping, and government controlled culls which are necessary to maintain healthy balanced wildlife populations.

The natural history art we offer is always in demand. Besides an aesthetic value there is the prospect of a solid long term investment as many of these products become unobtainable (the fossil ivories, artifacts & trade beads, to name a few). Possessing these fascinating specimens and sharing their beauty and interesting background with others helps create a desire to learn about science and history. The proof is that a number of schools, museums and park boards purchase specimens from us for educational purposes. Share your collection/hobby with others; it's fun, educational and tax deductible if used for office decor.

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so we can call you back, and you'll probably hear from us sooner.

Please note: Orders for merchandise totaling less
than $50.00 are charged a $5.00 processing fee.

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Page last updated: November 25, 2015