Boar Tusk Comparison


Big’Un’s Tusks vs One of Longson’s on Far Right

On my recent obituary for our big boar Big’Un someone asked how his tusks compared with Longson’s tusks which I had shown several years ago. Here’s a photo to compare them. The largest of Big’Un’s tusks is 11.5″ from tip to base.


Basa’s (top) and Longson’s Tusks

Since the tusks grow continuously but break off or wear down it is not length so much as thickness that shows the age and size of the boar. Longson (18 months) and Basa (30 months) were much younger when they were slaughtered as compared with Big’Un (~5 years) who died naturally in the field in his sleep.

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6 Responses to Boar Tusk Comparison

  1. Jim says:

    Oh my gosh! Those are huge! I had though the ones you posted years ago on your hand were big but seeing them next to the old tusks makes me realize just how big they are. Sthey are so thick. Are you going to grow elephants next?

  2. Paul says:

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  3. WANAKA says:

    Do you stil have the one you show blsck at the bottom and kind like grey and greyish top with white tripe 3/4 up.
    Oh! do you have any full circles or over full circles. Please let me know .

    • I think you’re referring to the Big’Un upper tusk in the middle. That one is sold but I have another similar slightly smaller one like that which measures about 3.5″ along the outer arc of the curve. The tusks sometimes wear unevenly which is why the same boar might have a bigger and smaller tusk. There is also a similar larger one that measures almost 4.5″ along the outer arc which came from Spot. Both Big’Un and Spot were old boars who died naturally in the field rather than going to slaughter. We’ve recovered several more tusks as well.

  4. WANAKA says:

    Do you still have the short black bottom and grey with white tripe 3/4 up?
    Do you have any full circles and over full circles?
    Please let me know.
    Thank you.

    • We don’t have any that went up to quite a full circle. Since the boars are out in the fields actually using their tusks they tend to wear down. We see the largest tusks over the winter when the snows are hear which keep them up off the dirt and rocks.

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