FOR MOST AVID FOSSIL DIVERS, MYSELF INCLUDED, FINDING A SEVEN INCH SHARKS TOOTH IS THE SAME AS FINDING THE HOLY GRAIL. TO DATE THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY A HANDFUL FOUND IN THE WORLD. SOME HAVE SOLD FOR WELL OVER $30,000 . I HAVE NOT FOUND ONE IN OVER 30 YEARS OF COLLECTING, BUT I HAVE COME VERY CLOSE. I have had only a handful of teeth that would have been seven inches, and to this day when I get a good candidate for restoration and I believe it will make a nice seven inch tooth I get excited. I have created a couple of seven inch teeth and also have added some teeth that are slightly under seven inches to this category for you to see and enjoy. You can see just how massive these teeth are compared to a massive 5 3/8 inch tooth in our picture gallery.
LENGTH 7.01" X SHORT SIDE 6.81" X WIDTH 4.99"
BLADE PORTION REPAIRED
LOWER ROOT AND ONE CORNER REPAIRED
1/16 " TIP REPAIR ONLY
NO REPAIR, SOLD!!
7 " TOOTH IN COMPARISON WITH A 5 3/8" TOOTH
MEGALODON SHARKS MOST LIKELY APPROACHED ADULT STATUS WHEN THE AVERAGE TOOTH WAS ABOUT 5 INCHES LONG OR LONGER . THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON LARGE SIZED TOOTH FOUND THOUGH OUT THE WORLD. TEETH REACHING SIZES OF 6 1/2 TO SEVEN INCHES LONG WOULD ENCOMPASS ADULT SHARKS THAT HAVE LIVED FAR BEYOND THERE NORMAL YEARS. IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT MANY OF THE LARGEST TEETH FOUND WITHIN A MIOCENE TO PLIOCENE FOSSIL DISTRIBUTION AREA THE LENGTH OF THE LOWER US EAST COAST, COULD BE FROM ONLY A HANDFUL OF THESE RECORD SIZED SHARKS . THE NUMBER OF MASSIVE TEETH DO NOT COMPARE RESPECTFULLY TO THAT OF THE MORE COMMON 5 INCH SIZED TEETH. MOST DIVERS AND COLLECTORS WILL NOTE HOW MANY MASSIVE TEETH THEY HAVE OR HAVE FOUND. SPEAKING IN NUMBERS, THE MONSTER TEETH ARE VERY, VERY RARE. IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT THE SEVEN INCH TEETH THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND COULD HAVE COME FROM ONE SHARK. THERE WERE TWO SEVEN INCH TEETH FOUND IN THE ASHAPOO RIVER, AND WHERE THE OTHER SEVEN INCH TOOTH WAS FOUND THAT I KNOW OF, I FOUND A TOOTH WITHIN YARDS OF THAT ONE THAT WAS BITTEN IN HALF, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A SEVEN INCH TOOTH! THIS IS A VERY RARE COINCIDENCE.