1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

scrimshaw material (not $80 mammoth !!)

Discussion in 'Other Projects' started by Rob W, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    48
    has anyone used the inexpensive ivory and antique ivory scales from Jantz and other suppliers for scrimshaw ?
    Have a fella that I'm doing a knife for that wants his outfitter logo scrimshawed in the handle.........dont think he'll be interested in the mammoth tusk price scales , just curious on what materials used if different than above that work best for scrimshaw...............thanks Rob

    ps - if there is a set of scales collecting dust out there , send me a pm with info and price..............
     
  2. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

    Likes Received:
    354
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Rob I have seen scrim done on ivory paper micarta and it looks great. The trouble I have found with ivory micarta is that it sometimes takes on the colour of the leather on the scales.
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

    Likes Received:
    263
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I was going to suggest the paper micarta as well. Cal is right about it picking up colour from the leather and other things. On folders, I've used a hard wax (renwax or McGuire's car wax) to seal it and it seems to keep the micarta from staining. For a larger knife, it make make the handle too slippery. You'd have to experiment a bit.
     
  4. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

    Likes Received:
    57
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Thanks Cal and Myth for your input , havent tried any yet.......this darn work thing just keeps getting in the way !!
     

Share This Page