Back home in the shop and on the river. Yes, there was one that got away. But what a story.

Scrimshaw, starting at $75.


Price range: $75- $200, depending on size and complexity

I had an Uncle who walk over much of Wisconsin as a field archeologist looking for the stone artifacts left by its native peoples.  One of the most common tools that he would find were engravers used to decorate the items of daily life. 

The Scrimshaw is an extension of that art form. Fine tool lines incised into bone or ivory are then darkened with soot or ink. I have added this detail to my nets, mostly because it was fun and delighted my eye. I like to think that our distant grand fathers and mothers enjoyed this enhancement in the same way.