#1
Hey all!

Got a question I would like to put out to the guitarist community.

Would you buy a pick made from woolly mammoth ivory for between £15- £50 ($20-$70)?

Might sound odd, but from what I have looked up on it, it seems legit and plausible.

The company I found, tusk buffer, claim hand carved custom picks from woolly mammoth ivory that died approx 25,000 years ago.

I'm interested as I am starting a site PlecPicker, and am curious on stocking this unique plec.

I am worried however that there might be some black market elephant ivory involved,
does anyone know of this of even have a mammoth tusk pick?

Let me know!

#2
You are saying one of the few Mammoth bones that is preserved well is being used to make guitar picks?
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#3
I cant imagine its real...? If it were they would be far more than £70 surely?

Isnt Ivory one of the most expensive materials per gram on earth?

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I cant imagine its real...? If it were they would be far more than £70 surely?

Isnt Ivory one of the most expensive materials per gram on earth?

it's not. It's one of the most illegal materials per gram on earth ofcourse. After the obviouse radioactive and biochemical warfare materials.
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#7
pretty sure most drugs are worth more per gram >,>

What else do you do with a 25,000 tusk? look at it? make a big bong? hmm...
#8
Too expensive, too easy to lose, and probably wouldn't sound any better than a bit of plastic.

Assuming it's real
#9
It's probably elephant tusk. Which means elephants were hunted and killed to make those. So no, I would not buy one.
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#10
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It's probably elephant tusk. Which means elephants were hunted and killed to make those. So no, I would not buy one.


This is my only real concern, specially as a potential supplier
#11
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it's not. It's one of the most illegal materials per gram on earth ofcourse. After the obviouse radioactive and biochemical warfare materials.


yeah my bad, got it mixed up with the value of rhimo tusk after seeing a report on it the other day

Either way, my V Picks are expensive enough.

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#12
What a disgusting waste of potentially valuable scientific artifacts, and an obvious cover up for the selling ivory.
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What a disgusting waste of potentially valuable scientific artifacts, and an obvious cover up for the selling ivory.


How exactly is it scientifically valuable?

Wouldn't think there is much to learn out of a tusk that hasn't even fossilized yet..
The older ones are more stone like and useless for picks, apparently.
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How exactly is it scientifically valuable?

Wouldn't think there is much to learn out of a tusk that hasn't even fossilized yet..
The older ones are more stone like and useless for picks, apparently.


Non-fossilised mammoth skeletons are even more valuable, as they are far less common and far more likely to contain interesting genetic material, as well as still retain their internal structure much more than a fossil would.

And the older ones are stone, that's all a fossil is.
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#17
No, mostly because this is an idiotic use of ancient biological material
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#18
From a quick Google it seems quite common to DNA test ivory to track origins and poaching. If this site is really commercially and openly selling illegal black-market ivory, wouldn't someone of tested their product by now? Yes I have searched this regarding this company but found no convincing proof either way :-/

I do feel however that even the word 'Ivory' legal or not might put of more than it draws. I probably wont be doing trade with them.
#19
I love how upset everybody is getting.
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#20
Yup. The first thing I think of when you say 25,000 year old wooly mammoth bone is "Hey, that would make a great guitar pick!"

Look, if you want something different for a guitar pick, cut up some old credit cards or something. Geez.
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#22
Also, if it were really 25,000 years old it would be fossilised, so their credibility isn't looking good.
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#23
Why defame such a wonderful creatures tusk? I'd rather have the specimen than cut it up for guitar picks.
#24
Found an interesting related link:
http://www.ivoryandart.com/servlet/the-template/mammothivoryfake/Page

Apparently telling the difference between mammoth and elephant is not too hard.

I've looked and looked and I can't see no mention of scientific or medical value to any type of ivory, just 'art' .

Found this to:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/27/mammoth-ivory-ethical-jewellery

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#26
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Apparently telling the difference between mammoth and elephant is not to hard.


Telling the difference between to and too isn't too hard either.
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