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Thread: Introduction, Mark Knapp

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Moenck View Post
    Wow! That is some beautiful ivory, especially the blue ivory.
    Thanks Jim.
    Mark Knapp
    1971 Fox Ave Fairbanks AK
    99701
    http://www.markknappcustomknives.com/
    907-452-7477
    My 1911 Bowie test blog; http://1911combatsurvivor.blogspot.com/
    My fly fishing blog
    http://akflytyer.blogspot.com/
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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Knapp View Post
    It is legal to use whale bone for knife handles but there are several stipulations. The whale needs to have died before the Marine Mammal Act of 1972, or it has to be what we call ancient bone. Also interstate sale of whale parts is not legal, so if you buy whale bone for a knife handle you have to buy it from within your state and anything you make from whale bone cannot be sold across state lines. For instance, you can't offer it for sale on the internet and send it to another state. A customer visiting from another state can buy it from you in Florida and bring it home.

    Other materials like fossil walrus ivory have other laws, they can be sold across state lines but any walrus parts (ivory, oosik and bone) sold have to predate the MMA of '72.

    Happy to answer any questions.
    Thank you so much for the reply. Well, I guess whale bone is off the list. I figured dead whales wash up on the beach and could be harvested. Guess not.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilson View Post
    Thank you so much for the reply. Well, I guess whale bone is off the list. I figured dead whales wash up on the beach and could be harvested. Guess not.
    If a whale washes up on the beach, you are allowed to "Beach comb" his bones. Then you are supposed to have the bones sealed by the NOAA. They are supposed to remain what they are forever. You can't make knives out of them. For those of you in walrus country, walrus regs are the same but the sealing is done by USF&W.
    Mark Knapp
    1971 Fox Ave Fairbanks AK
    99701
    http://www.markknappcustomknives.com/
    907-452-7477
    My 1911 Bowie test blog; http://1911combatsurvivor.blogspot.com/
    My fly fishing blog
    http://akflytyer.blogspot.com/
    You can also see us on Facebook and follow us on Snapchat

  4. #14
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    Great info. Thank you, Mark.

  5. #15
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    Hi Mark,
    Good to see you on here.
    t
    Tracy Mickley
    Forum owner and administrator

    Mickley Knives www.Mickleyknives.com
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by BossDog View Post
    Hi Mark,
    Good to see you on here.
    t
    Thanks T

    Mark Knapp
    1971 Fox Ave Fairbanks AK
    99701
    http://www.markknappcustomknives.com/
    907-452-7477
    My 1911 Bowie test blog; http://1911combatsurvivor.blogspot.com/
    My fly fishing blog
    http://akflytyer.blogspot.com/
    You can also see us on Facebook and follow us on Snapchat

  7. #17
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    Welcome Mark. Have looked at your website before and you do some beautiful work. No doubt at some time in the near future will be contacting you for some of that great ivory you have,

    Craig
    (former & times I wished I still was Eagle River AK resident)

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by CQbaum View Post
    Welcome Mark. Have looked at your website before and you do some beautiful work. No doubt at some time in the near future will be contacting you for some of that great ivory you have,

    Craig
    (former & times I wished I still was Eagle River AK resident)
    Thanks Craig
    Mark Knapp
    1971 Fox Ave Fairbanks AK
    99701
    http://www.markknappcustomknives.com/
    907-452-7477
    My 1911 Bowie test blog; http://1911combatsurvivor.blogspot.com/
    My fly fishing blog
    http://akflytyer.blogspot.com/
    You can also see us on Facebook and follow us on Snapchat

  9. #19
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    Welcome Mark Knapp! You won't know me but we have frequented some of the same forums and I have been following your impressive knife making for a while now! To me you name is synonymous with Alaska! Your knowledge of knife making and materials, will be much appreciated on this forum! I have seen some of the materials you have available at times and it is the kind of materials that are top notch!! Welcome!
    C Craft Customs
    With every custom knife I build I try to accomplish three things. I want that knife to look so good you just have to pick it up, feel so good in your hand you can't wait to try it, and once you use it, you never want to put it down !
    If I capture those three factors in each knife I build, I am assured the knife will become a piece that is used and treasured by its owner!

    C Craft

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Craft View Post
    Welcome Mark Knapp! You won't know me but we have frequented some of the same forums and I have been following your impressive knife making for a while now! To me you name is synonymous with Alaska! Your knowledge of knife making and materials, will be much appreciated on this forum! I have seen some of the materials you have available at times and it is the kind of materials that are top notch!! Welcome!
    Thanks C, Pleased to meet you. Thanks for the really nice comments.
    Mark Knapp
    1971 Fox Ave Fairbanks AK
    99701
    http://www.markknappcustomknives.com/
    907-452-7477
    My 1911 Bowie test blog; http://1911combatsurvivor.blogspot.com/
    My fly fishing blog
    http://akflytyer.blogspot.com/
    You can also see us on Facebook and follow us on Snapchat

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