A friend asked if I could make a pair of mammoth ivory grips for him...of course I always wanted to try that so now is my chance! First, I had to find some mammoth ivory. Surprisingly enough, it isn't that difficult to come by; just a bit expensive though. $200 a pound! So I found a piece that I thought would work OK and it had that 'blue' tinge on the bark (outer layer that is subject to discoloration/mineralization from being buried for 14,000 years). I bought it and some black superglue to fill in the delamination gaps.