Narwhals, the mysterious unicorns of the sea, live in the Arctic Ocean and grow to about 18' (not including the tusk). The males grow an elongated tooth that spirals out clockwise to form a tusk reaching 9' in length. This ivory tusk has been attributed with the creation of the unicorn legends. The tusks have a small hollow that runs nearly the full length, the ivory has no grain or core like elephant, mammoth or walrus but looks more like sperm whale ivory with a pencil sized hollow. Narwhals have been a protected species since 1972 and importation is prohibited. We have a selection of old tusks for sale that were imported in the mid-1900s and are legal to sell anywhere in the U.S. (with the exception of New Jersey). These are extremely rare if you can find one. Now is your opportunity to own the rarest, most mysterious, unique and beautiful of the ivories and at a reasonable price. We can make a wood base of beautiful maple burl or you can stand it in a corner without a base or hang it on the wall. Call for current selection.

If you have any pre 1972 Narwhal ivory you would like to sell, please call
with information or email your photos and measurements.
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Narwhal ivory grips Narwhal ivory 1911

Narwhal ivory 1911 grips the rarest of the rare, pre- 1972 ivory of course, we have only made 3 previous sets in the past 38 years these will be sold to the highest bidder we are starting them at $2000.00 to go in $200.00 increments, bidding ends Monday, June 13th. These are dress grips for a display gun and should probably not be used at the range. Call 1-800-423-1945 or email with your bid, currently at - $2,000.00

Narwhal Ivory 1911 grips (inner cut) with ebony back. This is the only set we have ever made like this, narwhal is unique and very rare, these were made from a tusk that came from Idaho out of California in the 1960’s.


We are selling off these pieces that came from the J.L. Houston Company, a company that imported and used all types of ivory in their manufacturing for the Alaskan ivory trade from the 1950’s until the 1990’s. This narwhal ivory was imported in the 1960’s from Pond Inlet, Nunavut Canada where the narwhal are still hunted by the Inuit. They switched over to gold and silver jewelry manufacturing and finally closed their doors forever a few years ago. We will never have this material again, do not hesitate if you want a piece.

Narwhal Tusk Outer Cut Wedge Shaped Pieces
Perfect for jewelry, inlay work or even piecing together.
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(NW-1.) Five
wedge shaped outer tusk
pieces - $50.00
(NW-2.) Six
wedge shaped outer tusk
pieces - $60.00
(NW-3.) Ten
wedge shaped outer tusk
pieces - $100.00


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Gorgeous - One of a Kind
Narwhal Ivory, Pearl & Peridot Necklace
with CZ (20" w/3" drop) - SOLD
Gorgeous - One of a Kind
Narwhal Ivory and Faceted Peridot Necklace
with CZ (18" w/2" drop) - $250.00

Narwhal Ivory Pendants and Misc. - the rarest of ivories, this is genuine narwhal ivory is from tusks that were imported in the 1960’s by the J. L. Houston Company in Seattle (no longer in business) from Pond Inlet Nunivat Canada. When this old stock is gone there will be no more.

Choice of:

Genuine awesome pre-1972 Narwhal tusk Pieces we have limited stock, gone when gone. Just for having, setting in gold or silver or inlaying or carry in your pocket, we can hang install these with an eye screw and bail or a jump ring for wearing on a cord or chain on request. These are rounded and polished on the back and very nice. (1.) - SOLD (2.) - $125.00 (3.) - SOLD (4.) - SOLD

(A) - $20.00 (B) - SOLD (E) Earrings with GF findings - $75.00
(C) - $35.00 (D) - $35.00 (F) - $35.00 (G) - $35.00 (H) - $75.00

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(1.) Beautiful Capped Narwhal
Ivory and CZ
Pendant - $125.00
Narwhal Crosscut Earrings with Gold Filled Findings
Sold - please inquire!
(2.) Beautiful Capped Narwhal
Ivory and CZ
Pendant - $115.00


These cross cuts (2-1/8" at the smallest dimension) reveal the unique and beautiful interior of this rarest of ivories, we are the only place in the world selling these. Hand scrimshawed by Northwest scrimshaw artist Peter Kinney, these come with a exotic wood base.

(A) $195.00
(C) $195.00


Narwhal Tusk Base
Narwhal Tusk Base
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Call 1-800-423-1945 for more information.
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