ABOUT THE MATERIAL “BIVEN MAMMOTH”
Mammoth tusk is an expensive noble and rare material. The closest modern relative of the mammoth is, of course, the elephant. The structure of a mammoth tusk is very similar to an elephant’s tusk. For a non-specialist, it is quite difficult to distinguish products made from mammoth tusks from products made from elephant tusks. However, the main difference is as follows.
An elephant’s tusk, like a mammoth’s tusk, has a grid in the structure, but the mammoth has a smaller grid and the lines are at a 90 degree angle. In an elephant, this grid is larger and the lines run at an angle of 115 degrees. Also mammoth tusk has more pronounced color shades, especially on the surface from light brown to blue and black. This is due to the fact that for a long time in the earth the mammoth’s bone came in contact with various minerals, which partially replaced the bone. When polishing this part of the tusk, in everyday life bone carvers call it “peel”, gives beautiful and unique shades. Bone cutters use this part of the tusk for decorations and coasters, and knives of needles make original beautiful lining for folding knives.
In turn, in the compositions of bone, we use the tusk of the tusk; we use freakish, natural faults as the basis, like rocks, trees, and caves that, in our bone products, emphasizes the originality, originality, and exclusivity of the material.
A mammoth tusk is conditionally divided into grades, which is directly related to the price of a piece of mammoth tusk. Buy mammoth tusk and mammoth bone products are not so difficult. In fact, the mammoth tusk is found everywhere in Mordovia, on the Volga, in Ukraine, but this tusk is not suitable for bone carving, since only in the permafrost the mammoth’s bone is preserved in its original form.
How much is a mammoth tusk and bone products? Definitely an answer to this question is difficult. Since about 2010, the demand for a mammoth tusk and bone has been growing irresistibly, prices in Siberia often reached $ 1,000 a kilogram. This was due to interest from the Chinese. Almost any pieces of the mammoth were bought and exported to heaven. But in 2012, the demand weakens, and now we can talk about the real price of 3-10 thousand rubles for 1-2 mammoth bones.
With regard to bone products, each master appreciates his work in his own way. Often, this is directly related to the time spent on making one or another bone souvenir, the cost of material, and the popularity of bone-cutting.