6,000 years ago these giant denizens of the frozen north died off after a 250,000 year reign. Their massive bodies were encapsulated in ice and recently, as the permafrost started melting, they were discovered by indigenous peoples from Alaska to Siberia. The tusks teeth and bones are rare and expensive. Having a knife handle made from them is a lasting testament to their prowess and really kinda cool. The image shown is a sample and may be a different color than depicted. We do our best to find the closest match or you can put you color preference in checkout and we’ll see what we can get for you. Very colorful teeth and ivory generally come from Siberia and the browns and tans from Alaska.