Pipe made from Bone

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  1. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    My Mom was told this was a Native American pipe. I have no other information on it. Wondering if any of the experts might be able to shed some more light. The pipe is a little over 3 1/2" long. Thanks in advance!
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  2. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    It appears to be antler, rather than bone.
     
  3. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Yes, antler rather than bone. Antler has that spongy interior, while a bone would be hollow. It might have been made by a Native American but I think it is not particularly old, and probably made for something other than tobacco. :rolleyes:
     
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    your mom is/was a hippie !
     
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  5. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Antler is bone,your bones have spongy bone material also.
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Yes , yes...but doesn't the outer layer present differently...???
    This looks like antler..
     
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  7. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Yes, antler is a specialized type of bone, but a skeletal bone of this size and shape would probably be a long bone of some animal, which would be hollow after the marrow was removed. Because antler grows so quickly, it is less dense than skeletal bone.

    Some skeletal bones do have spongy interiors, called "cancellous" bone (not cancerous) - vertebra, scapulas, ribs, skull bones, and the ends of the long bones.
     
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  8. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    "Walk on the ocean
    Step on the stones
    Flesh becomes water
    Wood becomes bone"
     
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  9. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    Antler is a type of bone material, so technically all antlers are bone, but not all bones are antlers.

    Thus the distinction is made when identifying the material buttons, jewelry, tools, pipes, etc. are made from. When it comes to the properties of bone and antler, they are actually quite different.

    And when it comes to antlers, that's why they're called "antlers," not "bones." You seldom hear anyone saying "That buck has a nice set of bones on his head!"
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    :hilarious:
     
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  11. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Cannot imagine ever wanting to take a puff from BONE. yuk! :cigar::chicken::clown:
     
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  12. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Only the FIRST puff!
     
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  13. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    OH GAG!! I'M GONNA HAVE TO GO EAT SOME POTATO CHIPS AND FRUIT NOW TO GET THE NOTION OUT OF MY BRAIN!! HAHAHAA!! LATERS!!
     
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  14. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Glad I wasnt the only one who thought pot pipe! ;)
     
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  15. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    Wow, I never imaging getting such a response on this one. So some poor buck sacrificed his malehood for a pot pipe! Thanks to all for the comments
     
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  16. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    You do know that deer drop their antlers every year?
     
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  17. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    I do.
     
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    & they forget to pick them up !!!!!! Silly deer !! :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
  19. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    upload_2020-8-7_15-32-50.jpeg well.....yaa !
     
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