The Smilodon, more commonly known as the saber-toothed tiger, was a relative late-comer to the prehistoric eras, stalking what is now called the Americas about 10,000 years ago. More powerfully built than the big cats of today, the Smilodon has exceptionally long upper canine teeth, curved like razor-sharp sabers, which allowed for precision killing. You did not want to meet this kitty in the brush if it was hungry and hunting. Legends of the saber-tooth describe this predator as “he who brings devastation,” and paleontologists who discovered saber-tooth fossils and skulls dubbed the species as “Felis (cat) fatalis (fatal).” Just look at those jaws. Add our SABERTOOTH SKULL to the other OHM dinosaur skull beads on your bracelet, but be careful: it bites!