Scrimshaw Kit + Trapper Knife
Scrimshaw is an early American art form originating from the whaling industry in the late 1700s. During the many idle hours at sea, a whaler etched drawings of nautical themes on items that were readily available to him such as sperm whale teeth and bones. His primary etching instrument was a sail needle, nail, or pocket knife. After he scratched his artwork into the surface of the bone, he would rub lamp black or tobacco juice into the scratch to reveal the drawing. As America traveled west, the frontiersmen carried the art form with them, applying it to their powder-horns, knives, and other accoutrements.
You can experience this art form too as you scrimshaw the images of a hunt, big catch, or simply the family name on your very own bone-handled trapper pocket knife. This kit includes all you'll need to complete the project, including step by step instructions and sample graphics to help inspire you, making this the perfect starter introduction into scrimshaw.
Bone, Paper, Ink, Steel Wool
5.75"L x 3.75"W x 1.25"H
- OriginUnited States
— For Ages 16 & Up
— Kits Are Assembled In The USA
— Natural Cow Bone Handled Trapper Knife
— Steel-point Scribe
— Honing Stone
— 1/2 Dram India Ink
— Tracing Tool
— Transfer Paper
— Fine Steel Wool
— Ink Applicators
— Step by Step Instructions & sample graphics
— Blade Length: 3"
— Blade Material: Stainless Steel
— Blade Thickness: 0.1875
— Blade Style: Spey, Clip point
— Blade Grind: Flat Grind
— Blade Type: Folding Blade
— Blade Finish: Polished
— Handle Material: Bone
— Handle Thickness: 0.5"
— Closed Length: 4.125
— Weight: 3.45 oz
— Opening Mechanism: Manual-opening Mechanism
— Locking Mechanism: Slipjoint Locking Mechanism
— Knife Origin: China
Shipping AvailabilityUnited States
Shipping PolicyStandard Ground Shipping
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Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation