Trophies and trophy bases – remembrances of a successful hunt
Antlers, horns and teeth: hunting trophies are impressive witnesses of one's hunting. At the same time they are part of a hunting tradition handed down from generation to gernation and are therefor worthy objects of preservation.
Trophy care for different species
Horns and antlers
Horns and antlers require different treatment.. Horns of roebuck, capricorn or chamois are usually first boiled off. As are the antlers of male deer. The boiling process will shed off the last remaining layers of skin so that a blank skull remainis. A special tropy sterliising vice will facilitate this preparatory step. The skull is then cut with an antler saw in such a way as to produce an even backside. This will allow secure mounting of the skull including antlers onto a trophy base. Before the skull is affixed to the trophy base it. is bleached. For the mounting of cast-off antlers we recommend specially moulded artificial resin skulls.
Wild boar's tusks
The striking canine teeth of wild boars need special treatment. To protect them from splintering after they have been boiled, they need to be filled with a special paste. For this we can recommend the two component Full-Fix adhesive which fills the teeth with a hardening mass making them durable for a long time.
Buy trophy bases online
The classical means of display for skulls or tusks are trophy bases and tusks shields, respectively. Trophy bases are available in a variety of shapes, in light coloured or dark versions. These are made from highest quality matured oak wood. All trophy bases have a compartment for storing parts of the jaws. This allows to determine the age of the animal on the basis of teeth abrasion.