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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    IIRC our departed resident ivory guru Pixelfixed mentioned that it depends on how the ivory is cut and from where one the tusk it was taken whether or not the ivory will have "Schreger lines" visible in it. Ivory with "Schreger lines" being higher quality that that without.

    That said, my biggest doubts about the handle being ivory are it's fairly large size and the knot being boar. Badger has always been considered the premium knot material and ivory handles usually were associated with those knots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    An Ivory brush? This one is genuine.
    Yes, I'd buy that.

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    Well, I used my trusty magnifying Glass and here is what I found. Name:  258AE614-FBDB-4EDF-B732-52A687917A04.jpg
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    I am going to go with bone.
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    It looks like bone to me.
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    Any guesses to how old a brush like this might be? Are bone handled brushes a dime a dozen or is this unique? Thanks
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    I'm not sure about age. Maybe early/mid 1900s.

    Rare.. but I can say I've only came across one in the wilds, and I restored it.

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    I wouldn't call it rare. It was used commonly for razor scale, less common for brush handles. When polished up it can look great and can also be dyed different colors. I have a razor with Giraffe bone scales which are dyed blue. Pretty stuff.
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    Ok, so lets talk getting it restored with badger hair. I've got my razor restoration connections...who can I turn to to have this refinished into a new badger brush?
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    U can do it yourself, its not that difficult. I just looked in the library, and thru the posts in the brush makers thread.

    All the info u need can be found there, its where I got it to do mine.
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