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Scrimshaw Knife Kit


Here’s something for the more artistic Dandies out there… Create your own custom pocket knife with Mollyjogger’s Scrimshaw Knife Kit.

Scrimshaw is an early American art form which originated in the late 1700’s during the era of the whaling industry. 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 powderhorns, knives and other accoutrements. 

Every gentleman should have their own knife, whether it be for day to day use, bringing to Man’s Night, or to simply showcase on your mantle so the world knows what a manly-man you are. What better blade to own that one that you created yourself? Just a bit of advice, you might want to practice drawing your design a couple times beforehand. The kit includes everything you need to get started, but unfortunately it won’t be shipping until 2/28 (Hey, that’s my birthday! Hint hint.)





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