Homestead Veterinary Clinic Logo & Illustration

September 11, 2009
Homestead Veterinary Clinic logo

One of my favorite logos I created for Homestead Veterinary Clinic of Jonas, PA. My husband and I also created their website (which we are currently updating).

In addition to the logo, I also illustrated the clinic building for the website.

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Set of Wolf & Caribou 1911 Grips in Reverse Scrimshaw

September 11, 2009
Wolf and caribou reverse scrimmed on a matched set of 1911 grips

I scrimmed these grips as a matched set for a client who wanted them for a pair of 1911 handguns. I scrimmed them in reverse on black paper micarta grips. Each grip includes elements of the caribou and wolf. Both ...read the full post

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Golden Retriever Reverse Scrimshaw on Ron Nott Folder

September 11, 2009
Golden Retriever in reverse scrimshaw on Ron Nott folder with water buffalo horn handles

Below is a gentleman’s folder by Ron Nott with black water buffalo horn handles and damascus steel blade and bolsters. The reverse scrim shows a Golden Retriever on this knife supplied by the customer.

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Nude on Bonded Ivory 1911 Grips

September 11, 2009
Nude on 1911 Bonded Ivory Grips

Another nude, this time on standard Colt 1911 bonded ivory grips.

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Dall Sheep on Ken Steigerwalt Ivory Folder

September 11, 2009
Dall Sheep Ram on Ken Steigerwalt Folder (open) (click to enlarge)

Below is a folding pocketknife with estate elephant ivory handles by Ken Steigerwalt. Scrim is in full color on both sides.

This knife won the Best Scrimshaw Award at the 1997 SouthEastern Custom Knife Show.

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Nude on Ivory Colt 1911 Officers Grips

September 11, 2009
Nude Scrimmed On Colt 1911 Officers Model Grips in Ivory

Below is a Colt Model 1911 Officers Model pistol grips in estate elephant ivory. I scrimmed this young lady au natural on the customer-supplied ivory grips.

Ivory grips can ...read the full post

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Chief Joseph on Ruger Single Six Bonded Ivory Grips

September 11, 2009
Chief Joseph Scrimmed on Ruger Single Six Grips

Below is a pair of Ruger revolver grips in bonded ivory (a mixure of powdered ivory and resin). These attractive grips were scrimmed ...read the full post

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Leaping Wolf Colt 1911A Grips In Black Buffalo Horn

Leaping Wolf Colt 1911A Grips In Black Buffalo Horn September 11, 2009
Leaping Wolf 1911 Grips

Below is a pair of Colt Model 1911 pistol grips in genuine black water buffalo horn. These lustrous pistol grips were scrimmed in a technique called “reverse scrimshaw,” which is white on black.

The challenge of reverse scrimshaw is that you ...read the full post

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What Is Scrimshaw?

September 11, 2009

Scrimshaw is an ancient art form that has only recently realized its potential. Today’s scrimshanders (scrimshaw artists) have achieved beauty and detail unimagined by even the whalers of the nineteenth century.

Scrimshaw is the process of scratching or piercing a hard ...read the full post

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Materials Used In Scrimshaw

September 11, 2009

The base of any piece of scrimshaw should be a smooth, relatively hard material that is finished (polished) to a high degree. Traditionally, most scrimshaw was produced on teeth, tusks, antler, or bone.

Materials I will scrim

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