Carved Owl Ivory Bolo


“Carved Owl Ivory Bolo” originally carved as a netsuke, this was created by the late Albin Geiger in the late 1980s. Geiger, a talented scrimshander and carver worked a day job as a city administrator. However, his true love was carving various types of ivory. Each piece was creative and unique as can be seen in this handsome bolo. The  22″ braided leather for the bolo is finished with hand carved mammoth ivory tips. Great work by one of the best.


This scrimshaw is done on pre-ban African ivory. Since the passage of the CITIES Treaty in 1973, there has been no African ivory brought into the U.S. However, ivory that was in the U.S. prior to 1973 can be legally sold and shipped within the U.S. However, new legislation taking effect in 2016 restricts pre-ban African Ivory from being shipped interstate. It can only legally be shipped intrastate, (within the state). All of our pre-ban ivory is located with our associate in the state of Ohio. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Ohio. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Ohio, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.


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