Full size fossil megalodon jaw
megalodon shark jaw made with real teeth
This megalodon jaw began as more of a goal than with the intent of creating a megalodon jaw for sale. The project began several years ago and the jaw was recently completed after many years of collecting teeth and assembling a correct dention in order to make this megalodon jaw.
The search for all of the teeth used in this megalodon jaw would take years long than anticipated. This was due to needing specific sizes of each tooth position, wanting the colors to be similar, and not allowing any teeth that were not 100% authentic to be used in the megalodon jaw.
The megalodon jaw is composed of 138 real megalodon shark teeth. No restored or composite teeth were used in the creation of this megalodon jaw that after completed now weighs over 130lbs.
It would have been easier to build this megalodon jaw at a smaller scale and use smaller teeth but I wanted to use the teeth of at least a midsized megalodon shark when crating this meg jaw.
The megalodon jaw took many more hours of work than expected to put together and several years more than anticipated due to the many challenges associated with assembling a correct dention for a fossil megalodon shark jaw.
The Dark Water Megs Megalodon Jaw was built in order to showcase the teeth of the ancient megalodon shark in such a way to give viewers an idea of how ferocious yet beautiful and elegant the jaw of a megalodon shark is. Once completed the megalodon jaw gives the view an idea of the raw power and strength of this ancient ocean predator.
The megalodon jaw would have been completed many years ago had I decided to use anything other than genuine megalodon teeth, even using some restored or repaired megalodon teeth would have taken years off the completion time of the megalodon jaw.
Megalodon shark jaws like this one require 46 teeth per row and in my opinion a megalodon jaw requires at least two rows in order to give the viewer an idea of how the megalodon mouth would look.
The 138 megalodon teeth used to make this megalodon jaw represent the thousands of megalodon teeth required in order to find ones of the correct size, position, and condition to complete a megalodon jaw of this quality.
Finding the thousands of megalodon teeth to complete the accurate dentition for this meg jaw was by far the most time consuming part of the project; however, the process of building the jaw frame, assembling the teeth, and putting everything together took many days over the period of multiple years.
During the final phases of building this megalodon jaw the enormity of the project began to set in as I was several years past my anticipated completion date due to refusing to compromise and use repaired teeth. The process while challenging was extremely rewarding once the jaw was completed.
The Dark Water Megs megalodon jaw is currently on loan to a private collector. If you are interested in the megalodon jaw you can Contact me.
If you would like to purchase a megalodon tooth you can find a variety to choose from in my Online Store.