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African Porcupine Quills

Left: Assorted Regular Quills

Second Picture: Comparison of Regular vs. Ultra Thin Quills
See the thickness of a Short Quill on a ruler

Third Picture: Ultra Thin Quills

Right: B-Grade Thin and Thick Quills

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The African porcupine quills range from about 3" to more than 11" long.  The average quill is about 5" to 10" long .  These quills can be used for fishing bobbers.  The quills have been cleaned and sterilized. The X-Large quills are about 4-5mm thick in the middle.

We have some ultra thin quills.  They are thicker than the porcupine hair, but are thinner than most people like.

We also have some B-Grade African porcupine quills that are of a lower quality.  These quills may be bent, flattened, have broken ends, or otherwise flawed.  They tend to have a stubby end instead of a sharp point, often having a more muted brown and white coloring instead of crisp black and white, and are often not as clean as the A-grade or #1 quills. This grade is what most other firms sell as A-grades. They come in bundles of thick and thin quills.  The thick quills are 3 to 8 mm thick in the middle.  The thin quills are 1 to 5 mm thick in the middle.

If you need quills in a narrower size range, e.g., 7" - 8", please add US$1.00 per quill for sorting.  We do not refund sorting fees.

Order Code Description Length Price
R-184-02S African Porcupine Quills:Short 3" - 5" Buy on
Order Code Description Length Price
R-184-02M African Porcupine Quills:Medium 5" - 9" Buy on
R-184-02L African Porcupine Quills:Large 9" - 11"
R-184-02XL African Porcupine Quills:XL 11"+
R-184-02UT African Porcupine Quills:Ultra Thin Various, mostly 10" - 12"
R-184-02WH African Porcupine Quills:White Various, mostly 3" - 12"
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R-184-02B1 African Porcupine Quills:B-Grade Thick:Assorted 4.5" - 13"
R-184-02B1S African Porcupine Quills:B-Grade Thick:Small NEW! 3" - 5"
R-184-02B2 African Porcupine Quills:B-Grade Thin:Assorted 6" - 17.5"


Genus and species: Hystrix africaeaustralis.  Wild.

USFWS export permit is required for all shipments outside the USA.

South African porcupines are not endangered.

Product of South Africa

Gallery of Art Objects Using African Porcupine Quills

These pictures are reproduced with permission of the artist to show innovative uses of the African porcupine quills


Title: Porcupine Girl

Material: Fiberglass and quills

Artist: Vered Aharonovitch

Location: Israel

See Vered's portfolio at

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