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Scrimshaw Knife Kit | Mollyjogger

Scrimshaw Knife Kit | Mollyjogger

Regular price $49.50 USD
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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. His primary etching instrument was a sail needle, nail or pocket knife. After he scratched his art work 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.  

Kit Includes:

  • One Natural Bone Handled Trapper 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.

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Customer Reviews

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Kim Frey (Emporium, US)
Cutest thing ever.

Even if he never uses it, its cute. Yeah just a mom point of view. Lol