This is a incredible Nautical Style Eco-Ivory Scrimshaw Schooner Ship designed Zippo Lighter! The top of the flip lighter has a Compass Rose design. The Zippo is a Brushed Chrome finish. Each lighter has a bottom stamp signifying the year it was made, is refillable. All windproof lighters are American made in Bradford, PA factory and come packaged in a gift box. This is part of the Save the Elephant Collection and was originally hand etched by Bill Feeney. The SKU is NC 54 - 450.
The Zippo Lighter is 2.24" x 1.51" x 0.59". It weighs 2.04 oz.
The artwork was originally hand etched by Bill Feeney. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Saint Francis College in Bidderford, Maine, In 1973 I accepted a teaching position at Westport High School where I met Robert Rayno, the art teacher. As part of the class curriculum, he taught a section on scrimshaw. I sat in on many of his classes and purchased the necessary tools and ivory to begin etching. Combining my natural artistic ability with the techniques learned from Mr. Rayno, the cornerstone of "Spouting Whale" was established.
The resin scrimshaw piece is hand etched on corian, which cuts like ivory. We then make a mold of the original piece and do an open cast pour of our resin mixture. The pieces are removed from the mold and sanded and inked to be placed on their size appropriate findings.
We believe that serving nature is one of the commissions that we as humans have been given here on earth. We wish to lend our resources to those charged with protecting elephants from poaching for their ivory.
On a monthly basis we donate to organizations whose purpose to protect the elephants and other species throughout the planet. We focus our donations on organizations that put the money to good use and have a low overhead. With the majority of incoming funds going back to saving the elephants!
- Hand Etched Acrylic Resin Scrimshaw
- Made in the USA!
- Zippo Lighter
- Brushed Chrome Finish Zippo Lighter
- Nautical Design
- Schooner Ship Design
- Compass Rose Top Design
- Save the Elephant Collection