Yes - its legal ivory, and yes I have a permit for it I know many people are against the use of ivory, but I know for a fact that this whale died of old age and washed up on a beach peacefully in Norway where my Friend Kay has a government permit to collect the whale tooth - well It matters to meBeautiful horn, congratulations.
Have you used the same material for the pearl button that you used on your hand made piece?.-
I hope for your sake that you do - I read a lot of good things about the Martin horns, and must say, they are not only excellent craftsmanship - but also very very good instruments. I added my sharkskin technique to the tone holes internal walls and it certainly did not make things worse in terms of tonal dynamics.Lucky you. Someday I would love to own a similar instrument.