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Old 11th October 2020, 12:26 AM   #8
tanaruz
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Default Sperm whale tooth?

Hello,

Need your opinion/s on this ivory piece. Planning to incorporate it with an old barung blade that has no hilt/pommel.

This, will be the pommel part.

Seller made mentioned that this is a sperm whale tooth is ivory. Been searching for reference reading materials and in my opinion, it is (but since I'm no expert in this, I'm not sure).

There are traits I've read on ivory:

a) "feels" smooth to the touch
b) has parallel grain (like rings in a tree or crosshatched pattern called Schreger lines).

This lovely piece originally was collected in Tawi-Tawi.

Thanks in advance for your inputs,

Yves
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