A complete and large bull walrus skull and tusks with the jaw bone AND the baculum/oosik/penile bone! Full skulls are rare, we have only had several in 45 years, this is the only one with the oosik! Cleaning a full skull is so much more difficult to clean than a sawed off nose plate so it was rarely done, plus a nose plate can be hung on a wall, a skull is usually usually. That being said skulls are really cool, especially if you are a skull collector, a mask is just not the same. The skull (bone) alone weighs 20 pounds and 8 ounces and has all the palate teeth. Each of the tusks is 27 1/2" long and in excellent condition, the left tusk does have a chip on the tip, smooth from wear while the walrus was alive. One tusk is 4 pounds and 8 ounces, the other is 4 pounds and 12- 1/2 ounces, they are nicely curved and twisted. The jaw is massive and weighs 5 pounds and 14 ounces, it has the 2 front teeth none of the others however only the front 2 jaw teeth show when the jaw is in place. The penile bone/baculum/oosik is 21" long and has an unusual curve and twist.
This was collected by Bob Porter in the late 1960's when he was a bush pilot in Alaska working for Flying Tigers air cargo. He liked to fly the coast line looking for Japanese glass fish net floats and other treasures and would land on the remote beaches with his Piper Cub. He spotted a dead bull walrus on a beach along the coast out of Nome one day, landed and retrieved the head and "male part". His son who we obtained this from remembers his father boiling out the trophies in a pot made from a 55 gallon fuel drum. A great display from days gone by. The tusks can be hot glued or screwed in place (thru the bone into the tusk from the back).
This displays on the floor or make a base with pipe and wood, use a crate, a low custom shelf or possibly it could hang on the wall.- Free shipping, U.S. sales only.
Mask statement-The walrus masks we sell are from the 1900’s and are being reintroduced into the market, they are decades old, purchased from previous owners in the lower 48 states. We do not buy these from Alaska where walrus are still legally being hunted for food by Alaskan natives. Some of ours are pre 1972 with no artwork and others have native Alaskan scrimshaw, both are legal to buy and sell. No one is hunting walrus to supply us with these, they are old/vintage/recycled. You will receive an invoice and a certificate of legality.