Title: Scrimshaw in Theory and Practice
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Num Pages: 136 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: WFS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 228 x 152. Weight in Grams: 408. . 2015. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780764349676
Synopsis: Scrimshaw is the art of the Eskimos and whalers. They began by carving fine lines into walrus ivory and bones, which developed into complex images. Today, scrimshaw is a recognized art form that inspires collectors all over the world ? especially in Europe and the United States. Richard "Ritchi" Maier is one of the best "scrimshanders" internationally. In this volume, this skilled engraver explains the history and technique of scrimshaw engraving. Most of the book is a practical guide for those who want to try their hand at this artwork. The author provides tips on materials, equipment, and tools, and describes every step in detail, allowing the reader to share in his broad experience. Many photographs and illustrations detail techniques, procedures, and finished pieces. It is a perfect guidebook for anyone entering the wonderful world of scrimshaw.
About the Author: Austrian Richard Maier learned engraving at the famous school in Ferlach and is one of the most sought-after international engravers for high-quality hunting weapons. He has a long association with knife maker Egon Trompeter.
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