This comb features a beautiful natural tortoise shell coloring with light and dark colors blending together. This is the real thing - a very classic and beautiful comb!
The comb measures 5 1/8 inches across and 2 1/8 inches long. The tortoiseshell band is 5/8 inches long.
Tortoise shell comes from the hawksbill turtle and is endangered which makes owning a real tortoise shell comb that much more of a treasure. Tortoise shell varies from mottled brown, yellow, to dark brown. The advantage of using tortoiseshell is that the shell could be made moldable by heating and as the piece cooled, it would harden and take its new shape.