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HHH Knives
09-09-2013, 07:24 PM
This is a Texas tooth, they say EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. and in the case of mammoth teeth I gota agree. this is approx 25 lbs and its 11" X 11" X over 4" thick. Found in a river in Texas about 6 years ago, and its heading this way.

Im JAZZED!
Randy

rdm_magic
09-09-2013, 07:50 PM
Thats one big tooth! How much did it cost you?

Mrmnms
09-09-2013, 07:57 PM
If you have to ask, you can't afford it. Just kidding. :D. How many handles you figure to get out of it Randy?

HHH Knives
09-09-2013, 08:19 PM
Im thinking if all goes well with the stabilization process and the cutting. maybe 15 sets of scales? Possibly even more depending on so many factors..

Beings the largest tooth I have ever handled Im just guessing. :D

I did get what I would consider a good deal $$$ on this tooth. Timing and luck.

Baby Huey
09-09-2013, 11:37 PM
Nice grab. Looking forward to seeing the results.

HHH Knives
09-10-2013, 06:48 PM
Nice grab. Looking forward to seeing the results.

Me Too!! :) Im working my butt off over here so it will probably sit here for months B4 I get a chance to even mess with it. But when stuff like this is offered you either snag it or miss out. I was happy to be able to snag this one. Its a super sized tooth! :D

Thanks
Randy

apicius9
09-10-2013, 10:16 PM
Just imagine the size of that beast if the tooth is that big. Amazing.

Stefan

Baby Huey
09-10-2013, 10:27 PM
Just imagine the size of that beast if the tooth is that big. Amazing.

Stefan

Imagine what size Gyuto that a beast like that would be comfortable using...........

HHH Knives
09-12-2013, 07:24 AM
Imagine the size of the gyuto you would need to dress and clean a beast this size!! :) The tooth should be delivered today I cant wait to see it. Its by far larger then any tooth I have had so far.

pitonboy
09-12-2013, 07:41 AM
Just out of curiosity, is this stabilized like a piece of wood? Is the thickness then an impediment to getting the center stabilized? Or do you somehow cut it before stabilization?

HHH Knives
09-12-2013, 09:47 AM
The tooth is currently not stabilized. I will cut and stabilize it here. then finish processing it into knife size pieces!

WillC
09-12-2013, 10:45 AM
Would love a ferrule/endcap size chunk if you do anything in those proportions Randy:) Pretty please

HHH Knives
09-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Would love a ferrule/endcap size chunk if you do anything in those proportions Randy:) Pretty please

I think we can work something out Will. I may have a little piece that I could part with.. :D

The tooth arrived in one MASSIVE piece!!! :bigeek: The color is a bit darker then the first pictures show. and the size is without a doubt larger then any tooth I have had the honor of working with! Its almost a perfect tooth only missing a small section which also allowed me to sorta get a look at what color combinations I may find within.

Here are a few snap shots.

Anton
09-12-2013, 07:42 PM
That's crazy stuff! I'll like some toothpicks out of it please :D

WillC
09-13-2013, 08:09 AM
Amazing, that would be a real treat thanks Randy. :doublethumbsup:

apicius9
09-13-2013, 04:18 PM
Just curious, what kind of saw blades do you use for that? Could you do a WIP for us? :) That would really be cool.

Stefan

Crothcipt
09-14-2013, 06:16 PM
I think I hear something about trade secretes coming along. Although I would love to see a wip myself.

apicius9
09-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Didn't even think about that because I have no intention to ever do that myself, just curious how one would even start on such a large thing. Up to Randy. I am sure we will get to see the final product some day ;)

Stefan

HHH Knives
09-14-2013, 06:43 PM
I do have a few secrets I hold close and the stabilizing process itself is one of them. :D I use a diamond saw blade to cut the tooth, anything else will tend to do more harm to the tooth. causing it to break and or burn etc. dont ask me how I know this.

The diamond blades makes a clean cut approx a 60 to 80G scratch pattern on the tooth which makes clean up a little easier. That is IF I get good even cuts on the scale sets etc. Im still learning, and every tooth presents a unique challenge so I have a feeling I will always be learning.. Thats half the fun.

God Bless
Randy

mr drinky
09-14-2013, 10:14 PM
This is an awesome thread. Why? Because Randy's tooth makes me want to dream up a knife to use it with.

k.

HHH Knives
10-19-2013, 06:51 PM
This one and 3 others are now in the process of being "stabilized" Then the pain staking time consuming process of cutting and prepairing them into scales and blocks will soon follow. :)

Mr Dinky. You know I am always down for a cool new project. So Dream on and lets make a plan!

Fran Rendina
10-19-2013, 08:08 PM
Omg I love that, I would love a block of that.

HHH Knives
10-20-2013, 10:23 PM
No new progress on the tooth. I have been busy doing Heat Treat testing on a (New to me) Stainless steel. When I get further along in the process Ill post some images of the tooth and resulting pieces. At that point. anyone wanting to snag a piece is welcome to contact me or post here with requests.

Thanks
Randy

HHH Knives
11-13-2013, 05:25 AM
I have got the tooth from Texas stabilized and cut. Still have some finish work but should have some pictures and offerings soon!

Heres a quick n dirty photo of the next batch of teeth to be stabilized. BIG FUN!

HHH Knives
11-13-2013, 05:35 AM
On a side note. I received some amazing cut and natural stones for Lisa to use for jewelry. Anyone who may be interested in placing a order for something from Lisa this Christmas may want to contact me sooner then later. Shes been pretty busy filling orders for a local store. and working on the house. But Im sure she would be happy to hook up some cool stuff for ya! I dont know the name of each of these but Lisa does. :)

HHH Knives
12-12-2013, 07:19 PM
A few more pieces that are heading this way! 2 Large mammoth molars and a nice mammoth ivory section

CPD
12-12-2013, 08:50 PM
Wow. Those look like they've got potential to turn into something great. Can't wait to see the final result. Always pretty wild to see before and after pictures of exotic materials.

HHH Knives
06-25-2016, 09:33 AM
So I wanted to update this with some images .

Finished slabs from these teeth!

tjangula
06-25-2016, 10:10 AM
So I wanted to update this with some images .

Finished slabs from these teeth!

I bought one of these sets! Stefan and Mikey are using them as spacers

mark76
06-25-2016, 10:42 AM
How did these slabs get their colors, Randy? In the pics before the tooth looked quite bland/natural, now they're suddenly full of color. And the different slabs have different colors.

HHH Knives
06-25-2016, 11:04 AM
The stabilization process allows me to introduce color. Some teeth take it quite well and others not so much. :)

HHH Knives
06-25-2016, 11:39 AM
2 sets available. :doublethumbsup:

larger is 6.5 X 1 3/8 X 1/4+ 150.00
Smaller is 5" X 1 3/8 X 1/4+ 125.00

Shipping will be 6.00 for USA and 25.00 for international.

HHH Knives
06-25-2016, 12:12 PM
a few more slices!!

Godslayer
06-25-2016, 01:21 PM
:( I want mammoth :viking:, So cool.

HHH Knives
06-27-2016, 12:49 PM
Purple for Cheeks!

Cheeks1989
06-27-2016, 01:21 PM
Love it.

Hianyiaw
06-27-2016, 01:30 PM
That purple looks awesome. Almost crystal like

HHH Knives
06-27-2016, 01:30 PM
Love it.

Great. Its in a box and heading your way!