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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. You can experience this art form too as you scrimshaw the images of your choice on your very own bone-handled folding pocket knife. The KnifeKits.com Intermediate Scrimshaw kit includes all you'll need to complete the project with, and enough extra to do several more objects with. It's a perfect starter introduction into scrimshaw for knife makers and gunsmiths.