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

Tags: scrimshaw

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 Stefan Albert on December 6, 2009 at 17:21
Greetings for everybody
Comment by David Villiard on December 6, 2009 at 15:15
This was my first scrimshaw attempt. I like it to this day, it is on Ivory Micarta (plastic material)

Comment by Randy, HHH Knives on December 6, 2009 at 9:13
My very very First attempt at scrimshaw!!!

its crude! But im still very proud of it. What did your first attempts at scrim look like, B4 magnifing scopes and turn table ball vises etc... etc... Please show us a few pics..
Comment by Randy, HHH Knives on December 4, 2009 at 12:13
yep its a bit crude in comparison to your work. still trying to get it down. Thanks for the heads up on the scribs.
Comment by David Villiard on December 4, 2009 at 12:07
There is a good plastic which polishes like ivory which is great to practice on. Knife makers use it for handles much of the time. Also, ivory micarta works OK. I can send you a sample if you'd like. Just email me your address.
Comment by David Villiard on December 4, 2009 at 12:06
What are you using to do this work? it looks like some kind of power assisted tool, which seems to be getting away from you. I do my work with a simple scribe. Two different sizes which I sharpen on a 2000 grit diamond stone.
Comment by Randy, HHH Knives on December 4, 2009 at 11:14
This is not on a knife but is on mammoth ivory. One day soon I hope to find the time to do a scrim on a HHH Knife.


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