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Shark Jaw CLEANING

That trophy capture, whether due to the sheer size of the shark or the line class, deserves particular attention and a trophy set of jaws to be remembered.

Shark Jaw COLLECTABLES

From time to time, we have collectable items for sale. For those items detailed measurements and photographs will be displayed.

Shark Jaw Rental

The rental of shark jaws for advertising shoots as well as for research. Jaws Simon has cleaned have been used by various research institutes for jaw morphometrics and tooth size vs shark size comparisons. Full sets of teeth (sans jaws) are also available.

Shark Jaw MOUNTING

Jaws are mounted on modern round or oval shaped opaque perspex and engraved silver-look tags can also be added below the jaw recording all the capture details.

Shark Jaw DENTISTRY

Missing or broken teeth are either replaced or re-built to look exactly like the original using the latest techniques of casting and repairing with the best chemicals and sculpting compounds sourced from all over the world.

SIMON
DE MARCHI

Shark Jaw Technician

Simon has been preparing and restoring shark jaws since the early 1980’s. In the early days, he worked primarily with gamefishermen on shark’s jaws that were caught during tournament fishing.

These days Simon, like the vast majority of the game fishing community he works with, is a strong proponent of catch and release fishing. Now the majority of fresh jaws he receives are the result of record fishing.

Meanwhile, he is also working more and more with both fishermen and collectors to restore old, dusty and often very badly cleaned 1970’s jaws that have had hidden away in storage for years.

Additionally, there has also been a large number of Great White shark jaws which are now surfacing which have languished in a garage somewhere, and suddenly, due to the rarity of the species, have been re-discovered and the owners wish to have them restored to their former glory.

Simon is a member of the member of the Australian based Oceania Chondrichthyan Society, which facilitate education, conservation and scientific study of chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras).

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  • SERVICING INTERNATIONALLY
    Working with clients word-wide

    Located overseas?

    We have done jaw work for clients in Europe and Asia as well as the United States and Australia.

  • TIME INVESTMENT
    Doing a good job takes time

    The process of cleaning and restoring jaws is a long and painstaking one. The usual turn around for jaws is around 2-3 months.

    Although if it is an urgent job, it can be done in less time.

  • YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
    Cleaning and restoring shark jaws

    Simon has over 30 years of experience and has cleaned and restored hundreds of jaws. He is one of the only people in Australia to offer such specialised services locally and internationally.

  • CLEANED BY A PROFESSIONAL
    Is the only way to have a lasting trophy jaw

    Shark jaws are made of cartilage and not bone like other animal skulls. Consequently any notion of burying the jaws in the backyard, putting them on an anthill, boiling them in water, will end up destroying the jaws and all the teeth will fall out.

Shark Jaw Cleaning

There is no easy way of cleaning shark jaws; just a lot of patience and attention to detail.

The process of cleaning, whitening and drying the jaws takes on average about 3 months as the jaws are allowed to dry naturally before any of the final touches are applied in order to produce a superior result.

Shark Jaws For Sale

Click on + for more details about each jaw for sale

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Shark Jaw Blog: RECENT PROJECTS & NEWS

Follow Simon's latest projects and news

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I was very fortunate to be able to catch up and meet Ralph S. Collier in Los Angeles a couple of days ago. Ralph and I had struck up a

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Mako shark 275.8Kg jaw completed

Just finished another Mako shark jaw for a client. This shark was caught back in 2015 and weighed 275.8Kg. The Mako jaw was in very good condition, and very few

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Restoration of small Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Back in September 2014 I received a Great White shark jaw from an overseas client who had the jaw in his collection for quite a number of years. Its condition

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