Mammoths were huge, wooly, tusked beast that went extinct around 10,000 years ago. Though, a small population did survive on a remote Arctic island until about 6,400 years ago. Mammoth bones were first discovered in America by European explorers, though they were erroneously identified as bones belonging to giants that lived before the biblical flood of Noah. It wasn’t until African slaves were brought to America that Wooly Mammoth bones were correctly identified as being a type of elephant.
Wooly Mammoth tusks are of suitably epic proportions befitting one of the largest beasts to roam the grasslands during the last Ice Age. From time to time folks still stumble across their massive modified teeth as Mammoths can be quite well-preserved in the bogs and frozen temperatures in the far-flung reaches of the North. So well-preserved in fact that 25,000 year old wooly mammoth steaks were served at the 47th Annual Explorer’s Club Dinner.
Mammoth Ivory has some very unique characteristics hiding within its aged and flaky bark. The inner layers polish to a brilliant luster that showcase a wonderful grain in the form of a subtle cross hatch pattern, and distinctively heavy weight along with a crisp sound when rolled as a die. On top of all that, it produces one hell of a stink when worked. It’s by far one of the worst smells in the shop. Enduring that pungent aroma is well worth the results though as Mammoth Ivory makes some of the best dice on the planet.
Each Mammoth Tusk order comes in its very own Mk X box crafted from Eastern Aromatic Cedar and completed with a Black Walnut insert. Due to the extreme age of Mammoth Ivory it does exhibit some cracking and patina. We have left this intact on these dice while ensuring every age acquired crack has been carefully filled, preserved, and stabilized so these dice will last another 10,000 years while retaining their aged beauty.
Our Mammoth Tusk d20s include a Certificate of Authenticity attached to which is a sample chip of the tusk which was used to craft the dice should any testing be required by customs to prove the die is made from actual Mammoth Tusk.
**Due to trade bans in the following states we are unable to ship mammoth ivory dice to California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, or Hawaii.
**For international orders, please check with your country’s customs department prior to purchase.
Alexandra (verified owner) –
I will never own anything as precious as this dice is to me. The craftsmanship is beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Well worth the wait and price, plus they give you a chunk of the mammoth tusk if you want proof!
Joshua Robinson (verified owner) –
This die is my favourite of all time, it rolls beautifully and just lovely to look at. It didn’t take too long to arrive for me at least, and to receive a piece of the mammoth tusk and an additional wooden die, honestly just worth it in my opinion
I just received this as a birthday present and it is absolutely wonderful. Not only is it a fascinating conversation piece, but it rolls very well too. On the “inaugural roll” out of the box, it rolled a 20! Like the Roman bone die of old, that augurs well. You won’t be disappointed with this.
jon (verified owner) –
The most stunning set of dice I will ever own! They are amazeballs!
Alexandra (verified owner) –
So holy mammoth tusk Batman!
I decided to finally get the entire set of these, and holy mother of mammoth! These were way beyond my expectations. Beautiful coloring, amazing feel when rolling, and the runes they did for me make them actually look prehistoric. I’m just so blown away by their beauty Dnd has become more exciting to play more so then ever. Thank you!
@Ambush.Bug (verified owner) –
Picked up a Mammoth d20 and it looks and rolls beautifully. Hats off to Artisan Dice for creating this lovely work of art. Love the look of the grain and mine has a great patina mark right by the 20. I was worried that I should have sprung for one of the metal inlays but the engraving looks so good in hand. Although I may have to get one with the inlay just to see what I’m missing.
Kyle (verified owner) –
I picked the d20 up a while back and realized I hadn’t reviewed. I love it! Has a really nice feel and looks amazing. The polish on it is gorgeous and the box is fantastic for keeping the finish safe from some of my harder dice. I hope they’re available next year because I want the full set but can’t afford it at the moment.
I didn’t get these but I want them and please send them to me for free.
didn’t buy it but really feeling Jack’s comment
Justin Santagiuliana (verified owner) –
This D20 has honestly become the pride of my collection. The die is beautiful, the finish fantastic. Even the box it came in is gorgeous. It’s honestly the happiest I’ve ever been with a die!
Incredibly beautiful die! This die is by far my favorite of all the dice I have. Unfortunately I ordered it right before the pandemic so I waited an exceptionally long time for it, but the wait was absolutely worth it. The edges are crisp and it has some beautiful craftsmanship. My only complaint is that the certificate of authenticity is more like an Artisan Dice personal guarantee. I was thinking I would get a paper of some kind but instead it’s a label in the box signifying that this is indeed mammoth ivory and I have to get it tested if I want the true certificate of authenticity. Other than that, however, I am very satisfied with the d20.
KoehlerJD (verified owner) –
Yeah everyone else said it better than I ever could. If you want a really fancy die (or set of dice) then this is for you. It rolls great, looks amazing, and they have me an extra wooden dice since it arrived a week late for me. For serious inquiries only, this die is pretty damn awesome.
The first thing I want to say is the pictures of these dice just don’t do them justice. They look nice, but in person they are stunning. A close friend bought me a d20 with brass inlay and it is beautiful. And the hand feel is amazing. Nice weight but not too heavy. Truly amazing craftsmanship.
Glatisae (verified owner) –
First and foremost, these dice are absolutely stunning.
I ordered the polyhedral set with a metal inlay and I was absolutely blown away by the quality of the craftsmanship and materials used in both the dice and the reliquary they came in. These dice are beautiful and are a pleasure to roll.
The folks over at Artisan Dice really know what they are doing. They are a pleasure to work with, are very responsive through email, and I would highly recommend their dice.
Zachary Oldham (verified owner) –
I bought a d20 a bit over a year ago, and I love it. One of the corners is slightly chipped, but other than that the quality is astounding. The die aside, the case that it comes in is great. It appears to be cedar, and is more than fitting for the die it houses.