Hi everyone what wunderkammer room wouldn't be complete without a whale tooth, i decided that in this case i wanted a piece that had scrimshaw on it so set about practicing.
Im sure you all know what scrimshaw is so i wont go into detail about it i have put the tooth i made next to a genuine whale tooth which is from my collection, i waited years to obtain this as its a genuine antique and has not been smoothed off sadly mine only has the ships name and date inscribed into it.
The tooth i carved using genuine whale bone again from the parasol handle i was given which makes it that little more authentic the full size tooth measures a little over 6 inches my version measures what would equate to around 8 inches but some of these can be found much larger.
Have a great weekend everyone. Tony