My colleague was proudly displaying his new snakewood double bass bow at work today. It has a screw decorated with mastodon. We all looked at him incredulously as he explained that mastodon is mammoth tusk ivory dug up in the Canadian tundra. Now surely that is a finite resource. Does any one know anything about it? I would have thought that farming elephants might be easier.
I suggested putting a flame to it to see if it wasn't just plastic. He wasn't very happy with that suggestion. It was a beautiful looking bow.
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