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Material ID help.

Postby Larry_Mott » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:03 am

Can someone tell me from what animal the crooked tusk/tooth is from? The flat (actually slightly curved) piece is mammoth tusk. Salt 2 for size reference. They're from my late uncle's estate and i don't remember him telling me what the crooked tusk was/is..

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Re: Material ID help.

Postby rangefinder » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:21 pm

This is just a guess, but it looks like a small hippo tusk. It's got the right shape and flattened section at the end.

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Re: Material ID help.

Postby Larry_Mott » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:33 pm

rangefinder wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:21 pm
This is just a guess, but it looks like a small hippo tusk. It's got the right shape and flattened section at the end.
I have gotten educated guesses suggesting the same elsewhere. Also got info that the Chinese piece is in fact ox shin pieced together to imitatte an elephant tusk in shape, and it is vintage, not antique.
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Re: Material ID help.

Postby OldHoosier62 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:50 pm

rangefinder wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:21 pm
This is just a guess, but it looks like a small hippo tusk. It's got the right shape and flattened section at the end.
My thought also.


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