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Scrimshaw Knife Kit

$48.00

Scrimshaw is an early American art form originating from the whaling industry in the late 1700’s. 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.  As America traveled west, the frontiersmen carried the art form with them, applying it to their powder-horns, knives and other accouterments.  

You can experience this art form too; this kit includes all you'll need to complete the project and is a perfect starter introduction into scrimshaw.

Kit Includes:

  • One Natural Bone Handled Pocket Knife (Imported)
  • Steel-point Scribe
  • Honing Stone 
  • 1/2 Dram India Ink
  • Tracing Tool
  • Transfer Paper
  • Fine Steel Wool
  • Ink Applicators
  • Step by Step Instructions and sample graphics

For ages 16 & up.  Kits are assembled in the USA.

Click to see our Scrimshaw Gallery!