Tooth of Dagon - Innsmouth Scrimshaw Replica

Tooth of Dagon - Innsmouth Scrimshaw Replica

$ 75.00

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On the long sea voyages from Innsmouth to the South Pacific, sailors in Obed Marsh's fleet whiled away the quiet hours carving artworks into monstrously large teeth brought up to them by the Deep Ones. These massive teeth were known about Innsmouth as a "Tooth of Dagon". This specimen, carved by Phinneas Marsh, 2nd Mate of the Sumatra Queen depicts a well-armed sea creature along with a reminder of the three oaths of Dagon taken by the members of Innsmouth's Esoteric Order of Dagon.

The craftsmanship of the piece is extraordinary. Zoom into the supersize image and you'll see every serration of the sharks' tooth and every cut made by the scrimshaw artist's blade. The standard edition comes with a black wooden easel to conveniently display it.

The Deluxe Marsh Edition comes in a customized display shadow box with a hinged front door with a magnetic clasp. Inside, Dagon's Tooth rests above a black velvet backing, held in place by brass clasps - artfully designed for easy removal of the tooth. Below, an etched plaque describes the treasure.

Spoiler Alert - this paragraph may shatter the carefully constructed versimilitude of this product. Dagon's tooth is a cast replica of a real megalodon shark tooth fossil. We have combined artwork by Darrell Tutchton with HPLHS typography, and the resulting image is laser etched into the tooth. Neither sharks nor Dagon are harmed in the making of this product.

The Facts: the tooth is approximately 5 inches wide across the bottom and 6 inches tall and weighs a little over 5 ounces. The shadow box frame stands 11 inches tall, 9 inches wide and is 3.5 inches deep. The tooth is cast in polyeurethane resin and hand colored before the scrimshaw artwork is added. Finished teeth receive a light coat of sealant to prevent damage to finish by handling.

These are the questions we anticipate you may ask us frequently.

Q: Is it real?

A: Without getting into a discussion of metaphysics, we'll tell you that it is real in the sense that it is a cast of an actual megalodon shark tooth. A faux finish is applied and our artwork is etched into (not painted on) the surface of the tooth.

Q: Where'd you get the cool frame?

A: We searched all over to procure a frame which would complement this extraordinary piece. This one looks great and can be opened so you can easily take the tooth out and put it back.

Q: Do you ship these things? I live really far away.

A: The HPLHS ships worldwide. We insure an item like this against theft or breakage. If it doesn't get to you in perfect shape, we'll take care of it.

Q: Will mine look exactly like it does in these photos?

A: No, each piece is unique and is finished by hand so there are slight variations in each cast and finish. But what you see here is really close to what you'll get.

Q: How come you don't show the back of the tooth? Is there something wrong with it?

A: Not at all. The back is fully finished and looks like the convex side of a megalodon shark tooth. But the scrimshaw is all on the front.

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
So good it fooled customs

The tooth looks real. That is not an exaggeration. Besides it being beautifully made and the art being very striking and authentic-looking. Customs apparently was absolutely convinced this was a real genuine Megalodon tooth (or at least very big shark tooth) as they returned my order to HPLHS because it contained "animal products". However, through the very kind help and effort of Kevin the shipping Shoggoth we managed to get this beauty of a REPLICA tooth all the way to Europe. Worth it!


A perfect little piece of Lovectaftia

Paul Shipkoski
Exceeds expectations

This thing looks amazing! Better than I thought. The texture and feel sure feels like the real thing! Of course I love all things Innsmouth. Bravo hplhs.

John Burford
Innsmouth - artistic hub of New England

My base-model Innsmouth scrimshaw arrived today. I opened it and checked it out (but was beaten to it by US Customs & Border Protection to ensure no Resinous Megalodons were harmed or exploited). I intended to stand it on display on the base included, but it was so convincingly packed in its museum collection box I have not had the heart to disturb it. It is a beautiful piece of work, even better than I expected, and I doubt anyone other than a megalodon would be displeased. I awarded it six stars. You may only see five, so I guess the stars are not right on this occasion.


This is an amazing product. The tooth is gorgeous front and back. It absolutely looks real on both sides. Opening the package was really fun because of the care and attention to detail on the part of the HPLHS. I cannot imagine shopping for an Innsmouth scrimshaw tooth of Dagon anywhere else!