This unique hand etched Tall Ship vertical design on a 440 Stainless Steel Blade Marlin Spike with a foldable bladed knife. The Marlin Spike has a lock feature, while the knife blade is foldable.
This beautiful knife is part of the Scrimshaw Collection, with those words laser engraved into the blade. The MS knifes come with the pictured leather sheath and each scale is made with Bovine Bone. The MS Knife has bolsters and shackle that are nickel silver with brass pins and liner. It is a lock for the Marlin Spike and a very useful pocket knife. The Marlin Spike is made of Stainless Steel. The dimensions of the MS Knife with the blade closed are 4.11" x 2.17" x 0.69". The blade itself is approximately 2.91" making the width of the knife with an open blade 7.02". The Marlin Spike is 3.05" long. The SKU is MS 401.
The scrimshaw is inked with black india ink and sealed with renaissance wax, which is used by museums for antique restoration. It also helps bring out the beauty of the artwork as well as in the cow bone. The knife is water resistant, but not waterproof.
The back of the knife is a blank Bovine bone. Personal messages can be added. It is $15 for one additional line, or $25 for two lines of text to be added to the back. This can be selected in the personalized settings.
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.
Each knife is hand etched, and there will be some minor differences between each knife.
- Hand Etched Bovine Bone Knife
- Originally Hand Etched in the USA!
- MS Knife
- 440 Stainless Steel Blade
- Stainless Steel Marlin Spike
- Lock Feature on Marlin Spike
- Bovine Bone Scales
- Nickel Silver Bolster and Shackle
- Brass Pins and Liner
- Foldable Blade
- Nautical Design
- Tall Ship
- Scrimshaw Collection