What is Elk Ivory ?
Sometimes called tusks, whistlers, or buglers, the canine teeth of wapiti / elk are most commonly known as ivories. Technically, ivory is the term for any animal tusk used as material for art or manufacturing. Elk ivories are indeed tusks, of the same material and chemical composition as those sported by walruses, wild boars, and elephants. They are cherished by hunters as a memory of the hunt.
Silver 835 marking. Likely German origin. Excellent condition.
Measures 1 1/4" x 3/4".
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