'Conan stepped out into the nearest square of moonlight, so as to have all the advantage of illumination that he could; for the beast, he knew, could see better than himself in the dark. Instantly the brute saw him; its great yellow tusks gleamed in the shadows, but it made no sound.'> - The Hour of the Dragon
An oversized, protruding tooth recently ripped from the maw of a beast. Tusks are used in jewelry, tool-making, or simple as a trophy one can carry in their hand.