The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48961   Message #738501
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
27-Jun-02 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Guitar picks from Horn
Subject: RE: BS: Guitar picks from Horn
GUEST Spot, I would love to hear more about your research into the difference between turtle and tortoise shell.

ALL turtle shells have the "wrong" striations, and will wear wafer thin , is that correct? Not disbelieving you, or anything, but are these assertions based on personal research, hearsay, or what ?

My understanding, which may well be totally erroneous, was that the material referred to as "tortoiseshell" has in fact always been harvested from turtles, not tortoises.