Ancient bog oak knife scales. From Ukraine. Set of two matched knife handle scales to make one knife handle. Each scale measures 3/8" x 1-1/2" x 5".
This ancient oak is 5400 years old (3400 BC). This is a unique material for its beauty and quality. The wood of this oak has been lying for thousands of years at the bottom of rivers or in the layers of the ground at the depth of three to seven metres, devoid of oxygen. Tannin, which remains in the wood, reacts with the salts of iron. As a result, the oak acquires unique physical properties: colour, firmness and longevity.
Each piece comes with a carbon dating certificate. Carbon dating independently verified by the Université Laval in Quebec.
The picture is a typical representation.