Add your creativity to an old world art form with the Bear & Son Knife and Scrimshaw kit

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Every so often when I am looking for tidbits to write about I come across an item that makes me think about the artisans of the past. The Bear & Son Knife + Scrimshaw kit is one such item. Harking back to an era when sailors used this ink on bone technique as a way to tell their stories or make some extra cash, this kit will provide you with everything you need to create your first piece of scrimshaw artwork. The kit includes the following:

  • Steel point scribe
  • 1/2 dram of India ink
  • Tracing tool
  • Transfer paper
  • Fine steel wool
  • Ink applicators
  • Special multi-surface pencil
  • Step by step instructions with sample graphics

This kit can be ordered from Mollyjogger for $80 and comes with your choice of a Bears & Son Lock-Back knife or a Barlow drop point knife each having bone handles to do your scrimshaw on. Just remember in scrimshaw you imagination may be limitless but your working space is not.

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