HIPPO IVORY
Hippo ivory is finally back in stock after being unavailable for several years, great for scrimshaw, knife handles and carving. Hippos are dangerous animals and a serious problem in many parts of Africa, and account for more human deaths per year than crocodiles and poisonous snakes combined. Because of this populations are frequently thinned out through government culling operations. The meat, hides, and ivory are all kept and utilized, the hippo ivory we sell comes from Tanzanian government sanctioned culling operations. When our current supply is gone (a sampling of which is shown) we will not be restocking.
Contrary to popular belief hippo tusks are ivory. A variety of shapes and sizes, some have a tough enamel which is so hard it will spark on a bandsaw blade and ruin it in seconds. Click here for instructions on working with ivory. We can polish a window on any of these for scrimshaw or display.

HIPPO TUSKS - "LOWER STRAIGHTS"
These three are the only lower straights we currently
have in stock and probably the last
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(A) 1-9/16" dia. x 11-1/2" long
- $125.00
(B) 1-1/4" dia. x 9-3/8" long
with split crack - $125.00
(C) 1-1/2" dia. x 10-3/4" long
- $212.30

HIPPO TUSKS - "CURVED & STRAIGHT PEGS"
I like to think of these as African whale teeth.
They are excellent for knife or cane handles, carving into eagle heads or scrimshaw. They have short hollows, no enamel or a very narrow strip across the top and are not prone to cracking. "Curved pegs" are generally round on the cross cut. "Straight pegs" are are round to rectangular on the cross cut. We can polish a window in these for scrimshaw and if they have the odd tip they can be reshaped to a rounded point. These are measured around the outside curve and by the widest base diameter.
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(1.) 1-1/4" across the base dia. and
6" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 30% - $39.00
(2.) 1-1/8" across the base dia. and
7-1/2" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 30% - $42.00
(3.) 1-1/8" across the base dia. and
6-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 50% - $40.50

(4.) 1-1/4" across the base dia. and
7-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 50% - $48.00
(5.) 1-3/8" across the base dia. and
6-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 40% - $42.00
(6.) 1-1/8" across the base dia. and
6" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 45%
- $34.50

(7.) 1-1/4" across the base dia. and
6-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 50%
- $42.40
(8.) 1-1/8" across the base dia. and
6" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $33.00
(9.) 1-3/16 across the base dia. and
6-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 20%
- $40.50

(10.) 1-1/16" across the base dia. and
6-5/8" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $36.00
(11.) 1" across the base dia. and
6-3/8" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 25%
- $33.00
(12.) 1" across the base dia. and
6-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $33.00

(13.) 1-3/16" across the base dia. and
6-3/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $43.50
(14.) 1-1/16" across the base dia. and
5-1/2" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $27.00
(15.) 1" across the base dia. and
4-3/8" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $18.00

(16.) 1-5/16 across the base dia. and
5-3/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $33.00
(17.) 1-1/4" across the base dia. and
6" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 40%
- $46.20
(18.) 1-1/8" across the base dia. and
7-3/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 25%
- $36.00

(19.) 1" across the base dia. and
5-3/8" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 30%
- $27.00
(20.) 15/16" across the base dia. and
4-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $16.50
(21.) 1-3/16" across the base dia. and
5-1/2" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 15%
- $39.00

(22.) 7/8" across the base dia. and
3-3/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 55%
- $9.00
(23.) 13/16" across the base dia. and
5-5/16" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 5%
- $21.00
(24.) 1-3/16 across the base dia. and
6-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $37.50

(25.) 7/8" across the base dia. and
4-3/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 30%
- $18.00
(26.) 7/8" across the base dia. and
4-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 50%
- $13.50
(27.) 1" across the base dia. and
5-3/8" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 20%
- $25.50

(28.) 7/8" across the base dia. and
4-3/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 35%
- $15.00
(29.) 1-1/8" across the base dia. and
7-1/2" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 25%
- $45.00
(30.) 7/8" across the base dia. and
5-3/8" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 10%
- $21.00

(31.) 1" across the base dia. and
5-1/4" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 30%
- $27.00
(32.) 1-1/4" across the base dia. and
5-1/2" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 50%
- $39.00
(33.) 1-1/8" across the base dia. and
6" around outside curve with
approx. hollow depth 30%
- $36.00

HIPPO TUSKS - "UPPER CURVED"

These rarely crack, have small hollows, enamel on the back and inside curve with an enamel-less area perfect for horizontal scrimshaw scenes. Slightly curved, self standing like a bridge, there is a crease or valley that runs along the inside of the curve the full length. The naturally beveled tip can be reshaped into a rounded tip and we can polish a window for scrimshaw. Sale "upper curved tusks" 30% off listed prices!
(A) 1-1/4" diameter x 4-1/2" long - $75.00
(B) 1-1/2" diameter x 5-1/2" long - $85.00
(C) 1-1/2" diameter x 7" long - $115.00
(D) 1-1/2" diameter x 8" long - $165.00
(E) 1-1/2" diameter x 11" long, this is a big one - $275.00


HIPPO TUSKS - "LOWER CURVED PAIRS"
These beautiful matched pairs have lovely fluted enamel on the
outside and will make a dramatic statement on display.
(A) SOLD
(B) 1-5/16" across the base dia. and
10.5" around outside curve (see photo enlargement for crack
- $200.00
(C) SOLD

REPRODUCTION - "LOWER CURVED PAIR"

This pair is a very well done reproduction of the biggest pair, we have ever had in over thirty years of business - $200.00

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than $50.00 are charged a $5.00 processing fee.
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Page last updated: January 8, 2014