Artificial Velvet Antlers
Have your antlers perserved in velvet with a revolutionary process.
- Totally Natural Looking
- Absolutely Permanent
- Extremely Durable
- Guaranteed to Never
- Become Bug Infested
Due to variation in antlers, it is impossible to give you an average price
Every set of antlers starts out a Base price of $100. then the antlers are measured in bone inches, you need to measure both the main beam lengths and tines which come off of them in inches. Total both sides up and multiply by the inch price and add the $100.00 base price.
($100 base price) + (bone inches x cents per inch) = price of velvet service.
This price does not include the shipping cost to and from us. Remember even though you may have sent a set of antlers to us in one box, doesn't mean it can be returned to you in just one. After the velvet service has been completed we wrap them really well in bubble pack to protect the antlers from damage during transit.
Following are the bone charges for the different species.
- 75¢ per inch for the Deer family (Mule, Whitetail, Blacktail, Axis, Fallow and most other exotic deer)
- 90¢ per inch for Caribou and Reindeer
- 95¢ per inch for Elk
- $1.05 per inch for Moose.*
Moose are measured differently, you need to measure from the base of the antler to the top of the palm. Then measure the length of all the tines of the palm, measure the brow tines, and the width of the palms. Add all of the measurements up left side and right side. Now multiply the total inches by the cents per inch.
Velvet Service Stripping Process
Take these simple steps to strip your antlers before sending them to Research Mannikins
- Soak entire set in salt water. May take a week to totally rehydrate. The salt will help to draw out any blood.
- Using a pressure washer, strip all tissue and natural velvet off the antlers. At this time you can also strip the skull cap of all meat tissue
- Hang antlers up and let drain and totally dry before you ship them
Caution: after soaking and stripping, you will probably find a lot of bloody liquid will drain out. Make sure you hang the antlers where critters can not get to them.
Note: there is a substantial charge if we have to clean your antlers for you.
Once cleaned and after the bones are dry, or if you have a pair of sheds, send them to:
315 W. Sherman St
Lebanon, OR 97355
Due to US Fish and Wildlife regulations, all Canadian customers need to contact us at 1-800-826-0654 before shipping the antlers.
Be sure to include your name, phone number and the color desired with your antlers. If you have a photo of the natural velvet for comparison, send that with your order also.
Questions about our Velvet Service?
Call us at 1-800-826-0654
Fleshing Machine Blade Sharpening
Fast Turnaround Guaranteed!
Research Mannikins' World Famous Super Service. We'll regrind your circular knife and have it shipped and billed to you within 48 hours after we receive it. $25.70 (Blades machined to standard specs). Custom sharpening available.
Send your blades to our closest location:
315 W. Sherman
Lebanon, OR 97355
143 Lupine Lane
Ava, IL 62907