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Can this be bone? Striated red Victorinox.

Discussion in 'SwissBianco' started by scrteened porch, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    The handle feels a little strange, and seems to have a fine grain pattern.
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  2. NMpops

    NMpops

    674
    Aug 9, 2010
    Looks like beat up Cellidor to me.
     
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  3. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Looks kinda like wood grain.
     
  4. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Have you tried popping one of the scales off?
     
  5. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thanks for your responses.

    I have some pretty well-beaten celidor that to me looks different from this.

    My days of pretending I can disassemble pocket knives and put them back together are behind me.
    I'll try scratching it to see how deep the color goes. The white spots on it now seem to be something stuck onto it and scrape off with a fingernail.

    I had thought that someone might have masked the logo and sanded or painted, but the grain pattern is visible inside the logo also.
     
  6. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    The test for Ivory versus plastic is a hot pin which will penetrate the plastic but not the Ivory. I don’t think a hot pin will melt its way into bone.
     
  7. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Or it will smell different. I'll try that too.
     

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