Featured Purpose of use bakelite? Eagle? Head?

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Hi2022, Feb 16, 2022.

  1. Hi2022

    Hi2022 Well-Known Member

    I need help with the materiaal used to carve this bird head and the purpose of use.

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    And if possible age and the origin:joyful:
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    it's 10 cm long and 4 cm high. Thanks in advance and greeting
  2. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Looks like the decorative handle of a walking stick/cane..
  3. Hi2022

    Hi2022 Well-Known Member

    It could be; would suit someone with small hands.
  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Looks like carved horn to my eye.
  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Or umbrella handle.

  6. Hi2022

    Hi2022 Well-Known Member

    I see some sort of knot or growth rings. Does horn also these types knots?
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  7. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Bakelite would be molded, not carved, so it wouldn't be that.
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  8. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    At first, I thought cane handle, but I don't understand the pointy end part or the slashes across the head. These could prove dangerous and uncomfortable. I'm thinking some kind of decorative native piece missing the handle.
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  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    5th image down....the close-up of the hole.....to me those look like some sort of 'growth rings', i.e., maybe as @sabre123 suggested some sort of horn....?
  10. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    The striations in the first pic seem to resemble horn to me, but see what others think. I am no expert on the subject, but I would think you could get anomalies/"knots," and peeling in horn as seen in your piece.
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  11. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Maybe a hornbill? The profile isn't quite right, but I can see some carver having a giggle.
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  13. Hi2022

    Hi2022 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Have no idea what a hornbill is , let me check that.
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  14. Hi2022

    Hi2022 Well-Known Member

  15. Hi2022

    Hi2022 Well-Known Member

    Any idea what kind of horn this could be made of?
  16. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I do not
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  17. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    Invaluable is free to sign up for, so anyone can view sold prices on there. This will be a one time thing. It sold for £300.
  18. Hi2022

    Hi2022 Well-Known Member

    Thanks @Kronos, i didn't know that,.
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