Scrimshaw/Engraving and Filework on knives


Scrimshaw/Engraving and Filework on knives

Showcasing scrimshaw art on knives. also welcoming discussion on scrimshaw tools and techniques.

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Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Andy Larrison May 23. 20 Replies

Some of my fileworkPosted by kaleb reynolds on January 23, 2010 at 20:20 Just joined here and thought I would show a…Continue

Tags: man, muskrat, knives, filework

Need some information on artist "Adams"

Started by Steven Susman. Last reply by Jan Carter Oct 3, 2017. 16 Replies

Trying to identify a scrimshaw artist on this TRO knife.  Probably done in the 80'sArtist is Adams bur can't find any info…Continue

Scrimshaw Artist Wants to Connect

Started by Michael Cohen. Last reply by Doug Webber Aug 11, 2015. 7 Replies

Hi Everybody,I feel a little bit over my head here, as I have very little experience with the knife collector community. I hope my posting here is not out of line.I'm a long-time scrimshander, having…Continue

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Does anyone know who scrimshaw artist MW is?

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by John McCain Sep 26, 2014. 4 Replies

I won this knife on an ebay bid.  It is scrimshaw and is signed MW.  Does anyone know who the artist might be?…Continue

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Comment by Jan Carter on August 23, 2013 at 14:49


That is a kind offer and great way to help the budding artists.  Stefan, that is some great detailed work!

Comment by Stefan Albert on August 23, 2013 at 14:34

Comment by Stefan Albert on August 23, 2013 at 14:34

last scrimshaw

Comment by Rick "HutcH" Hutchings on May 20, 2013 at 10:45

Chuck send me an address . I will send a cross section of scrap. I will buff the surface so you can scratch right away. On the buffalo horn try just scratching the highlight areas. Reverse is dramatic and you can see your working easier as you scratch. Fill it with white acrylic paint, and wipe away the excess immediately. I want in my lifetime for scrimshaw to be accepted as a mainstream art form. I will help any scrimschander get going. ...HutcH

Comment by Chuck Parham on May 20, 2013 at 10:25

Most of the lines are sharp edges with a difference in depth and width. I figured it wasn't a real tooth but I didn't buy it for its authenticity. I bought it more for an attention getter and a display piece. I am happy with it. I sure appreciate your expertise. I have Boones site and as soon as I am able to get back to work, I'll be buying some materials. I feel that I need to practice on some different materials and continue developing my skills. Thanks for your input Hutch!

Comment by Rick "HutcH" Hutchings on May 20, 2013 at 10:17

Yes it is a cast unit. The image may be cast also check the edges of the scribed lines if they are a little rounded on the edge it amy be cast. The perimeter art without much interior shading also may indicate a cast image. If you want to scrim your own cast tooth check out Boone Tradeing Post. They have anything you need for scrimshaw. They carry cast and real items as well as findings, belt buckles , pendant and raw mammoth ivory and materials.Keep scratching... HutcH

Comment by Chuck Parham on May 20, 2013 at 8:43

I suspect it is a resin cast but here's a picture of the bottom for your opinion Hutch. Thanks.

Comment by Rick "HutcH" Hutchings on May 20, 2013 at 8:18

Chuck is your tooth real or a resin cast tooth? The flat bottom has me suspect. Do you have an open area at the bottom or is it solid flat accross?


Comment by Chuck Parham on May 17, 2013 at 2:18

Jan, Yes it is. He shipped it with a letter of apology. He said he didn't really understand eBay "stuff". I think maybe it's because I filed a complaint with eBay? Anyway, I like it. It will be a nice attention getter for my Scrimshaw knives whenever I set up a display.

Comment by Jan Carter on May 16, 2013 at 21:49

Charles, is that it?  He decided to ship it?  That is fantastic


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