Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Can you guess what this is?

It'll be interesting to see if anyone will comment here with the correct info about what this is.

Yes, it's a pair. They belong together. Can't have just one of these.

For scale, here's one of them in my hand.


They belong to my uncle, they're souvenirs of his adventurous youth far from home.

8 comments:

AudiX78 said...

Synes nesten det ligner på en slags musling... Et skjell av noe slag?

Leisha Camden said...

Du er på rett område, for å si det sånn. ;-)

AudiX78 said...

Skikkelig nysgjerrrig jeg si det si det!!!

Anne Ida said...

Det er ørebeina fra en hval, er det ikke?

AudiX78 said...

Ja jaggu. Det må det være :-)stilig :-)

Leisha Camden said...

Vi har en vinner! Det er nettopp det det er. Ørene til en spermasetthval. :-D

Onkel (nå 80 år) var hvalfanger i sørishavet i sin ungdom og dette er to av suvenirene han har samlet på siden den gang. Stilig er ordet. :-)

Anonymous said...

Please can you tell us in English what these things are?

Leisha Camden said...

No guess? ;-)

They are the ears of a sperm whale.

One of my uncles (now 80 y.o.) was a whale hunter on a whaling ship in the Antarctic Ocean as a young man, and these are a couple of the souvenirs he still has of those days.