This dagger is one of my earlier pieces. I scrimmed the figure in two colors (black with a red accent) on a Russ Easler dagger with ivory micarta handles. No client on this one; I bought the dagger from Russ (who passed away last year) and scrimmed it to put out at a knife show.… Continue reading Semi-Nude Scrimshaw on Russ Easler Dagger
Below is a slab of black water buffalo horn showing a very dangerous customer waiting in the shadows. The technique is reverse scrimshaw, which is much more time consuming than traditional scrimshaw, but the results are worth it. The play of light and texture is hard to achieve with traditional white on black scrimshaw.
I scrimmed these Model 1911 DHT Innovations durable resin grips grips with my most popular design (the leaping wolf) in 2009. Of course, this is reverse scrimshaw (white on black). I prefer to scrim reverse on black buffalo horn, but I wanted to test these grips to see how they scrimmed. The detail is good,… Continue reading Colt Model 1911 Hand-scrimmed Leaping Wolf 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 the client and I were very satisfied with the way this set came out.
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 are drawing the opposite of the way you would on paper (black on white).… Continue reading Leaping Wolf Colt 1911A Grips In Black Buffalo Horn