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Hippo Teeth


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You're right Mike. I don't use the search tool enough. Sorry Janel. : )

There is a string which states "Hippo ivory, unlike elephant, has an extremely hard and shiny enamel outer covering which has to be removed before working. Same with boar, but not on warthog which makes it easier to prepare for carving.

However the ivory underneath is fantastic. Very hard and fine grained. "

 

Solid info.

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You're right Mike. I don't use the search tool enough. Sorry Janel. : )

There is a string which states "Hippo ivory, unlike elephant, has an extremely hard and shiny enamel outer covering which has to be removed before working. Same with boar, but not on warthog which makes it easier to prepare for carving.

However the ivory underneath is fantastic. Very hard and fine grained. "

 

Solid info.

 

I think the above quote is a bit confusing... they all have enamel. Its just in hippo it is particularly thick and very hard which makes it a job to remove.. there are threads on this forum that discuss how to go about that.

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