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Shark Jaw Cleaning, Mounting, Restoring
& Other Services for Collectors & Museums

Clean-a-Jaw has extensive experience in preparing specimens for both scientific research as well as collectors. We have prepared jaws for a number of institutes which have used the jaws for research purposes.

While requirements for such institutes is usually less stringent than for those of collectors, due to the fact that jaws are purely used for research, our standard and work is to the same level that as it is for collectors alike.

Details about the speciman


Collectors also will receive a perfectly cleaned jaw, with the membrane covering the back row of teeth removed, and the jaw perfectly prepared, ready to be placed in their collection.

Collection data is provided in most cases (depending where the jaw comes from) – every attempt is made to get as much information as possible regarding the specimen.

If you require particular specimens, please let us know, as we have a vast network of contacts all around the world, who have access to research departments which can collect such specimens.

Caption: Simon hard at work restoring a Great White Shark jaw.

Illustrating the jaw


Jaws are often also restored and prepared so they can also be used for illustrative purposes, such as scientific journals and papers.

Photographs showing clearly the jaw structure, the rows or teeth or a perfectly cleaned upper and lower jaw, is critically important to ensure the scientific community has a clear understanding of what the paper is referring to.

Having a quality photograph of a nicely cleaned jaw, especially if the photo is in black and white (white jaw on black backdrop), is a great asset.