Custom Scrimshaw

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph

Take a close look at scrimshaw and you’ll quickly take yourself back to a time earlier than the 19th century. From whalers, to eskimos and Native Americans, this ancient craft is still in practice today.  Explore the intricate carvings and detail on natural materials such as : •    mastodon or alternative ivory, •    antlers •    bone •    teeth •    buffalo horn Visit our Scrimshaw Gallery below for inspiration for your selection of scrimshaw. Turning Bear’s work has been published in three Knife Magazines and one Book. Whether you’re a collector of scrimshaw or looking for a unique piece of art to add to your collection, you’ll find the finest examples of the art and mastery of scrimshaw, here at TurningBear Fine art. Looking to create a unique piece on your knife handle or on a replacement grip?  Want to create a beautiful pendant, brooch or earrings for someone special? You can have a custom piece of scrimshaw created to your specifications. Choose from a variety of colors or traditional black to highlight the intricate carvings and details of your scrimshaw piece. Even collector’s pieces are yours through commissioned pieces of scrimshaw. The cost is measured by the square quarter inch i.e. $12.00. As an example, a scrimshawed subject that takes up a square inch is $192.00 plus S&H, according to the weight. The minimum cost of scrimshaw is $100.00 regardless of size. TurningBear will need to have an idea of what subject matter you would want on your item or a photograph you want portrayed. Find out how you can commission TurningBear Mason for your scrimshaw selection. Call or email us today, to find out more about scrimshaw commissions. Unique Gift Ideas for Distinctive Taste You know and love the person who seems to have everything. You struggle to find the perfect gift for the one in your life with the distinctive taste.  Your search is over.  What you’re looking for is here. Visit our Scrimshaw Gallery below and be amazed by the level of detail and craftsmanship in every piece. View our gallery of works in private collections and recent commissions. Get ideas for your next custom gift.  Choose items from our trusted partner Boone Trading Company for TurningBear to Scrimshaw: http://www.boonetrading.org   •    letter openers •    pen sets •    sewing rulers •    pendants •    money clips •    bracelets •    ditty boxes and more Limited only by imagination, your scrimshaw art work can adorn nearly any item.  You’ll turn the routine into something remarkably extraordinary. Even if you don’t have a piece of natural material for your scrimshaw, you can easily purchase one on-line.  Discover how you can commission TurningBear Mason for your scrimshaw gift idea.  Call or email us today. The Outdoorsman Whether you fish or hunt for the solitude or the thrill of the catch, your fondest memories are still vivid in your mind. You can still smell the air, feel the wind and hear your own heart racing, as if it were today.  With pictures only telling part of the story, over time the great adventure gets lost, making it difficult to share with friends and family. Idaho Knife Works have used the craftsmanship of TurningBear’s scrimshaw artistry for many of their custom knives. Contact Mike Mann for your custom knife (509) 994-9394 and let TurningBear do your scrimshaw. TurningBear’s accomplished scrimshaw artistry has decorated famous deceased knife makers such as Dennis Desjardins, Don Norris, and Jack Corey. General Schwarzkopf and Clint Eastwood hold his scrimshaw in their collections. You can keep your memories alive for generations.  Put your story on a keepsake. You can tell your favorite story through scrimshaw on your favorite knife handle, belt buckle or gun grip. Help make your story legendary through artist, TurningBear Mason’s mastery of the art of scrimshaw. His scrimshaw has been published in the Blade Magazine .  Call or email ustoday for your custom or commissioned scrimshaw. SCRIMSHAW GALLERY