Knife and fork handle | Enamelled handles, such as on this knife and fork, were fragile and easily damaged. Few examples survive in good condition. Most come from Germany and France where they were especially popular. Ebony, ivory, fish skin, tortoiseshell, amber, bone, horn and shell were all popular for decorating cutlery.
As Colonel likes to ask, "What would you give for your Granddaddy's pocket knife?" Our Col. Littleton knives boast unique and unusual color strata and characteristics on the bone handles. They’re hand-finished for that special look that can only be achieved by the hands of a craftsman, and made to be passed down from one generation to the next. http://www.colonellittleton.com/section/private-stock/pocket-knives/
This Boker - Red Bone Whittler Pocket Knife is a folding deluxe Whittler with carbon steel clip, pen and coping blades is everything the craftsman wants in a knife, starting with a 2 1/2" master blade. The handles are rich jigged red bone. Closed length: 3 1/2"