This is a thread about the use of ivory and whale ivory, baleen and bone, what is legal and what is not. It is not a thread about weather or not we should use ivory, if you want to talk about that, start a thread somewhere else. We will be adding to this thread whenever new information comes out about using ivory for knife making. We will be talking about what is legal and what is not. We will be posting information about the ivory trade so that you can talk knowledgeably about it. We will try to keep abreast of the changing ivory laws, and keep you informed on what you need to do to preserve the right to use it, and sell what you make with it, as well as items made with it. We will also be talking about how to use ivory to get the best results that you can. We will have questions and answers about the use of ivory. I will also be having contests from time to time and giving away free ivory. Stay tuned to learn how you could win some. I am not a lawyer, we can help you stay out of trouble, but if you get yourself into trouble by the improper use of ivory, I cannot help you.