SCRIMSHAW SOUTH PACIFIC MEGALODON TEETH
These fine pieces were scrimshawed by Kelly Kennedy. All of the work was done in our shop in Charleston, SC from approximately 2004 to 2007 . These are very unique teeth in our collection considering these are the last couple of teeth Kelly did before passing away in 2008. There are truly no others like it! He used a scribe and Black India Ink to create the intricate pieces below!
These unique colored teeth come from the South Pacific Ocean 800 miles east of Australia and a 3 day boat ride North of the small island, New Caledonia. They are dredged from a 1000 feet down using a scoop 2 meters wide. The boat used for this operation is the TUI 2 that makes passes within a 3 mile stretch. The scoop is dragged for 30 min then it takes approximately 30 minutes to winch the scoop back up onto the boat's deck. They do approximately 5 passes in a day. They would catch approximately 15 - 140 teeth at pass. The permit on this site was pulled by the French government in 2003. There will be NO more coming out.