These Laguiole Magnum's handles are made of 10,000+ years old fossilized mammoth Ivory or molar teeth harvested in Siberia. It is normal for mammoth ivory to show cracks, discolorations, and inconsistencies. The fossilized ivory has been buried for 10,000 + years, sediments, and tons of pressures have caused the colors and cracks you see on the piece today. The molar models are stabilized for strength and dyed in various colors, some of which are quite stunning. Note that only one color is used to create one handle. The variance in colors within a handle is caused by the ability of certain areas of the tooth (i.e enamel) to absorb the single-color dye. Mammoth molar is an extremely hard material because of its enamel layers, in many cases diamond cutting tools are required to cut it.
One-Of-A-Kind Magnum Corkscrews
No one wants to view photos of a beautiful and unique corkscrew and receive something similar but not even close to the representative photo. This is why we take photos of each individual piece.
Things to Look For
The file work on the springs (top of handle) are individually hand filled by a French artisan, therefore all different. Additionally, two handles made from the same type of material can have very different patterns. Select the one you like, and we'll ship it to you today if you place your order by 3PM eastern time!