Walrus Oosik Baculum Penile Bone Specimen 17

Description

Walrus Oosik Baculum A nice heavy dense piece that can be cut up for handles or displayed as is 1 1/4” to 1 1/2” diameter and 17 1/2” long.  An astonishing piece quite possibly the nicest singular oosik piece we got in this year.This was probably 6” longer before it broke centuries ago, this is the best part-$235

This material is a favorite knife handle material vintage pre 1972.  Ships FREE in the U.S  For U.S. Sales Only!

Excavated from the ancient Yupik Eskimo village Kukuluk (coo coo' look) and traditional hunting camp sites (dating up to 10,000 years old) on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.  Oosik (pronounced "oo' sik") is the Eskimo word for the walrus penile bone (baculum).  Years of burial have given the bone a range in color from rich brown to creamy eggshell.   This unique dense bone is perfect for jewelry, carving, knife handles or collecting.

 

 

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