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Mike Davis
06-04-2012, 01:44 PM
Visiting Randy yesterday, i bugged him a little about scrimshaw. He pulled out his scrim kit and let me take a stab(literally) and i did a little skull. I had to practice more, so i got a bunch of ivory scrap pieces and this is what i made. It is my first real attempt so it has some rough spots, but i plan on rocking out a few more today. Let the practice continue!!!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-06-04_12-38-19_903.jpg

What do you guys think?

Johnny.B.Good
06-04-2012, 01:49 PM
You're a talented artist Mike, that's extremely impressive.

clayton
06-04-2012, 01:50 PM
I am impressed.

El Pescador
06-04-2012, 02:16 PM
What an incredible likeness of your girlfriend! You've really captured the equine quality of her nose...

Mike Davis
06-04-2012, 02:48 PM
What an incredible likeness of your girlfriend! You've really captured the equine quality of her nose...
And to think...i did this with just of a picture of you :D

Lefty
06-04-2012, 03:09 PM
That's amazing, Mike!

99Limited
06-04-2012, 05:36 PM
And to think...i did this with just of a picture of you :D

Only problem was, you captured the wrong end. :lol2:

EdipisReks
06-04-2012, 05:41 PM
that looks great!

SpikeC
06-04-2012, 05:50 PM
Nice job!

RRLOVER
06-04-2012, 06:01 PM
Mucho Talent Sir!!

Burl Source
06-04-2012, 06:29 PM
Great Job Mike!

Crothcipt
06-04-2012, 06:58 PM
Wow a lot better than what I can do.

And I like it.

El Pescador
06-04-2012, 06:59 PM
Wow a lot better than what I can do.

His girlfriend or the scrimshaw...?

Mike Davis
06-04-2012, 07:06 PM
Thanks guys, i think i will have another to post later on...Having a blast with this stuff!!!

Crothcipt
06-04-2012, 07:42 PM
His girlfriend or the scrimshaw...?
Prob. both my last gf. wanted me dead, and was stocking me for a year or so. :sofa::scared2::Stefan::crazy: But, I was meaning the scrimshaw.

Eamon Burke
06-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Holy ****! How did I not realize this?! You do tattoos! This is a no-brainer!

Mike, your knives are going to be so insanely badass.

I mean, a lot of guys can be like "look, I carved some leaves into the spacer". You can put their kid's face on the ferrule!

Deckhand
06-04-2012, 08:45 PM
I joked to Spike about doing scrimshaw a while back in a thread. You are actually doing it! Well done. You are very talented!

SpikeC
06-04-2012, 09:53 PM
The scrimshaw that I did on Son's knife was constrained by the parameters of the project. It needed to be rustic and have a primitive feel, and be of a durable nature so that it would still be there after a lot of use. Most scrimshaw is purely decorative but this needed to be functional as well. It was an interesting project, and I will be interested in seeing how it holds up!

Eamon Burke
06-04-2012, 10:06 PM
I loved loved loved the dragon on son's knife.

sachem allison
06-04-2012, 11:12 PM
The scrimshaw that I did on Son's knife was constrained by the parameters of the project. It needed to be rustic and have a primitive feel, and be of a durable nature so that it would still be there after a lot of use. Most scrimshaw is purely decorative but this needed to be functional as well. It was an interesting project, and I will be interested in seeing how it holds up!

and I appreciate it. I will be presenting the knife in person at the end of July, I'm going to go home for a little bit. Maybe see if I can dig up some more of my stuff. Somewhere, I have a wicker trunk full of cleavers, 39" long cow splitter, one 36" long hog splitter. If I can find them I also have some fossilized sea cow bones and a few oosics.

sachem allison
06-04-2012, 11:13 PM
excellent work Mike!

Deckhand
06-04-2012, 11:21 PM
and I appreciate it. I will be presenting the knife in person at the end of July, I'm going to go home for a little bit. Maybe see if I can dig up some more of my stuff. Somewhere, I have a wicker trunk full of cleavers, 39" long cow splitter, one 36" long hog splitter. If I can find them I also have some fossilized sea cow bones and a few oosics.


Hmmm... Sea cow

Mike Davis
06-04-2012, 11:44 PM
Thanks guys! Sea cow bone is absolutely beautiful...Son i want dibs :P hahaha It looks awesome when it is polished

sachem allison
06-04-2012, 11:55 PM
if i can find it your in, it's jet black and sounds like glass. I found tons of it when I worked for a paleontologist one year in Orange county.

PierreRodrigue
06-05-2012, 12:51 AM
Don't forget me! Lets talk... :D

sachem allison
06-05-2012, 12:55 AM
alright, only if i can find it, i have so many boxes and so little time.lol

HHH Knives
06-05-2012, 12:56 AM
Mike thats amazing! Your so talented. I can see it now.. Your gona be VERY busy scratching ivory and horn my brother!! :)

Mike Davis
06-05-2012, 01:52 AM
Mike thats amazing! Your so talented. I can see it now.. Your gona be VERY busy scratching ivory and horn my brother!! :)
Just from you alone!!! LOL Thanks Randy, it is because of you i am able to do this stuff. I have another one started and maybe half way done. I will unveil it tomorrow :D Actually i have 2 started(You know the other) but that one is going to take some time... Thanks a lot guys :) I am flattered you like my stuff, and i am going to take it up a few notches :)

Deckhand
06-05-2012, 02:55 AM
if i can find it your in, it's jet black and sounds like glass. I found tons of it when I worked for a paleontologist one year in Orange county.
Hope I get on the sea cow list. Btw was it in orange county, calif. where you were digging? Pm me. Also, I am probably coming to New York on some high seniority flight passes later this year hope to see you.

apicius9
06-05-2012, 03:21 AM
Cool stuff - not only the great scrimshaw, also the potential to get some more old bones and stuff. If I am still at it at that time, I'd also be interested! Always wanted to try oosik also. So much to play with, so little time...

Stefan

Mike Davis
06-11-2012, 09:36 AM
Ok i did another one, and almost done with a third. I am about to take the plunge and scrim an ivory hunter i made. I figured i would show this one off also.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2012-06-09_17-59-44_634.jpg
I think this has been good practice for future scrim work on some projects i have in mind.

WildBoar
06-11-2012, 03:01 PM
Mike, what are you plans for the first one you made (the horse)? My wife might like that if you are thinking about selling it.

Lefty
06-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Can you put a picture of my dog on my knife I'm getting from you? Haha. Would be kinda odd, but in all seriousness, you're a great artist!