Gold Lip and Black Lip MOP Knife


“Gold Lip and Black Lip MOP Knife” created by unknown knife maker (obviously very talented) this knife features both black lip and gold lip mother of pearl inlay and pre-ban African Ivory scales. Also, extraordinary file work. This is from the collection of one of our long time clients who is no longer with us. His estate asked that we attractively price it in order to quickly find a new home. Knives of this caliber usually command hundreds more.


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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