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Old 13th May 2021, 11:21 AM   #31
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Old 13th May 2021, 11:29 AM   #32
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Old 13th May 2021, 11:57 AM   #33
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Good day Gentlemen. Would like to ascertain as well if these two hilts are ivory, and if so, whether it be of marine (whale, manatee) or terrestrial (elephant, hippo) origin. Thanks in advance.

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Old 13th May 2021, 04:34 PM   #34
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It's clearly Elephant ivory. Very nice patina.
Agreed. This is very clearly elephant ivory and the Schreger lines are quite evident.
As was mentioned earlier in this thread, only elephant ivory displays Schreger lines.
Technically speaking i don't believe sperm whale tooth is actually consider "ivory", though for general purposes it is often declared as "marine ivory" and displays many of the qualities of ivory.
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This link will clear any confusion and shows how to tell different ivory types and imitations.

https://cites.org/sites/default/file...vory-guide.pdf
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Good day Gentlemen. Would like to ascertain as well if these two hilts are ivory, and if so, whether it be of marine (whale, manatee) or terrestrial (elephant, hippo) origin. Thanks in advance.

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The first is elephante ivory. The second isn't elephant, maybe Dugong or Spermwhale or walrus.
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This link will clear any confusion and shows how to tell different ivory types and imitations.

https://cites.org/sites/default/file...vory-guide.pdf
Thank you! This is useful information.
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The first is elephante ivory. The second isn't elephant, maybe Dugong or Spermwhale or walrus.

Thank you very much.
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This link will clear any confusion and shows how to tell different ivory types and imitations.

https://cites.org/sites/default/file...vory-guide.pdf
Cool! Thanks for this.
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