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Elk Ivorys

Does everybody know what elk ivorys are??

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Elk Ivorys

Found this on a website.

"Elk have 32 teeth including the "ivories" so prized by hunters. These are not real ivory, instead incisiform canine teeth or better known by the terms of "whistlers" " buglers" and elk teeth. These two teeth are located in the forward portion of the upper jaw, one on each side."

Even though they are not real ivory like elephant tusks on a molecular level they are like ivory in their physical characteristics. In other words they shine up real nice.

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Elk Ivorys

I've always called them buglers.

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I was told one time that buglers, ivorys are true ivory and they are reminents from actual tusks from prehistoric times.??

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Here are the pics of my ivories and these so far are the best set I have. These are beautiful. Yes they come from being tusks from what I understand.

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