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    I have two walrus tusks that were given to me as a gift. They are carved/inscribed with Alaskan artwork on them that requires them to be displayed standing on their tips. I'd like to mount them on a wall, but I can't seem to come up with a hanger system that doesn't require drilling or gluing something to them. They are about two and a half feet long and weigh approximately 10 pounds each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay9Cop View Post
    I have two walrus tusks that were given to me as a gift. They are carved/inscribed with Alaskan artwork on them that requires them to be displayed standing on their tips. I'd like to mount them on a wall, but I can't seem to come up with a hanger system that doesn't require drilling or gluing something to them. They are about two and a half feet long and weigh approximately 10 pounds each.

    Anybody have any suggestions?

    Vertical or horizontal? hangers...



    Horiz. i have seen them on essentially a " gun rack style" of pegs. you could design or have made to your spec a back board with a mirror or mural in it and a rest for the tusk to hang on.. once facing each direction in unison or separate..


    Vert... i have also seen a similar backing though using an ornate wire/rod hoop type set up to suspend the tusk and one at the top to secure it from tipping.

    you could also use the rack style on the vertical with a scribed to fit groove or notch to rest them in..

    i can try to describe them better if you need let me know ... sorry there are no photos

    at any rate all were self supported in the mountings and removable for showing/ handling
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    Are they a set?
    You can get a Walrus skull and have a face mount mount made with a plaque to put up on the wall, though glue or pegging is involved.
    Often a plaque is made and the Ivory retained with a brass dowel and glue.
    Sometimes, my wife makes a sculpture to hold items like that.

    A picture would help, and I may have an idea or two for ya.
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    I'm looking to display them vertically. Yes, they are a set, but the etching is on the side of the tusk so it wouldn't show if they were mounted in a skull. I'll try to get pictures up later today.
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    mount them on your pickup hood! like a texan with them steer horns!
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    Here's a picture of the tusks.

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    heck those would make a nice push bar on my truck!
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    Your tusks are reversed.
    I think you could get a skull and mount those flat on a plaque.





    You can also mount them on two seperate plaques with brass rods holding them out from the plaque.

    good luck
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    Thanks for all of the help. I think I'm going to go with Vince's idea of a thick plaque with a recess to hold them. I'm going to line the recess with black felt to help set off the tusks. It's not as natural as stranger's idea, but I think it will look good.
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