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"Hawk's Head"
Scrimshaw
Sperm Whale Tooth

Gallery Display

Ancient Ivories Studios

This is a guaranteed legal Sperm Whale tooth which is registered with the Department of Commerce as number 21-0000-185. It weighs 119 grams.

The Hawk's Head is carved in three dimensions, all the way around. The eyes are the finest taxidermy glass eyes. The tooth is 4 inches in a straight line from bottom to top, and 1 1/2 inches wide. It is, of course, signed by M.M. Cohen. This superbly carved tooth would be a welcome and unique addition to any scrimshaw collection.

A unique piece - Only one available.

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Please note that, to comply with federal regulations, our scrimshawed Sperm Whale teeth can be shipped only within the United States.

We Use No Contemporary Ivories of Any Kind.
Every piece of Sperm Whale Ivory we sell, is registered with the Department of Commerce, and comes with a Department of Commerce registration number.


A scrimshawed Sperm Whale's tooth has long been prized as the ultimate nautical gift. There is a very limited supply of legal teeth, and this supply is diminishing rapidly.

We have a number of unetched Sperm Whales' Teeth available for commission that await your ideas. We can scrimshaw any design, including your own boat, or any class boat, power or sail. (Scrimshawed Sperm Whale teeth make magnificent nautical trophies.) We would be happy to add your name and the name of the boat as well.

We also have legal pre-1972 Walrus Tusks available for commission. We will scrimshaw or carve practically any design, animals, nature, etc. - And, we also make cribbage boards to order!

Simply email us to start a dialogue, or snailmail us your request and we will return commission prices and pictures of raw teeth and tusks that are available for commission.

Don't see exactly what you want? We also do commission pieces. Need a really special holiday or other gift? From jewelry, knives, fountain pens, corkscrews, pistol grips, pens and pencils, desk accessories to whole Sperm Whale Teeth - We will handcraft and even personalize any piece with a scrimshawed name, initials or design of your choice.(Our website is not large enough to show all of the different pieces we make to order!) Just email us at studio@ancientivories.com and let us know your needs!