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Nico Pelzer Folder

Case:  Giraffe Leather & Bone

Handle Scales:  Mammoth Ivory 3 1/4"

Bolster:  Mokume

Thumb Bob Inset with Mammoth Ivory

Action:  Liner Lock

Blade:  Stainless Damascus 2 1/4"

O.A.L.:  5 1/2" Open, 3 1/4 Closed

Screws used throughout instead of rivets/pins

Nico sent this knife to Krause Publications to be photographer and reviewed for the annual book, "KNIVES" back in the 1990's.  The publisher traded it to us along with a few other interesting knives.

From the book:

Nico by profession is a full time farmer in Kwazula Natal, South Africa.  He works in a well equipped workshop on his farm making the beautiful high quality folder he is so well known for.  He specializes in liner locks using only the finest exotic materials.  All of his knives are file worked with the most beautiful designs.  The filing is an artwork in itself.

Roy would've loved this one.



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Wow it is spectacular!

No doubt Roy would have loved it.
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Very cool.

On my next trip, I am bagging a giraffe!
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Can you bring Giraffe bones back to the good old USA or is that now illegal?

Giraffe leather also?
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Not sure if you would be able to import that knife into the US because of the mammoth scales.  I was looking at the James Purdey website and they are now selling semi-custom knives and there is a disclaimer stating they cannot export knives with walrus or mammoth scales to the USA.  They have knives with buffalo horn or camel bone that are OK so assume giraffe would be alright as well.

http://www.purdey.com/clothing-accessories/bushcraft-set---raindrop-blade---buffalo-knife088.aspx
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Dogger I'll meet you at the TI bridge and swap knives!

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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

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I still have a passport!
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That is one hell of a beautiful knife!

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Very interesting construction.  Nice sheath.

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Yes....the Eco-Wackos don't want anymore Fossils killed because they are an Endangered Species....    Light It Up
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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Can you bring Giraffe bones back to the good old USA or is that now illegal?

Giraffe leather also?


Bones: not sure. Hide: yes.
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That is a spectacular pairing.
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Extraordinary! I'm sure Roy is smiling!
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

That is one hell of a beautiful knife!

ILya



Yes it is! It's got one hell of a price tag too!  Remember I'm FRUGAL! LOL!


and can't spell apparently!



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Very nice, Chris!
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Its estimated full retail at the time we received it was, $450. USD.  This was when he was just starting to export and sell retail.  From Googling around it looks like he has done well since received this one as his prices have really gone up.

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Yes, you made a very good investment on that one Chris! 👍
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It goes for 12,500 Rand now!
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We only have about 3,100 Rand in it.  $200. USD Cool  But I guess it does not matter because I love it too much to sell it.

I'll dig around and find the other knives they traded at the same time they traded this one.  I don't remember them being as cool as this one though.

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