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Scrimshaw Kit & Lockback Knife
Scrimshaw Kit & Lockback Knife


Scrimshaw Kit & Lockback Knife


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 powderhorns, 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 pocket knife. This kit includes all you'll need to complete the project and is a perfect starter introduction into scrimshaw.

Choose from knife style:  Trapper (4 1/8” closed) or Lock-back (3 5/8” closed).

Kit Includes:

One Natural Bone Handled Pocket Knife (Imported)

Steel-point Scribe

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.
Scrimshaw Kit & Lockback Knife

Scrimshaw Kit & Lockback Knife