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While traveling the West in a country-rock band, I saw scrimshaw for the first time
while performing in Seattle in 1976.
I fell in love with the detail that is possible, and started trying my hand at it.
After returning to my ranching roots, I started doing scrimshaw for the Buck Knife Company,
working on several hundred limited edition knives in the 1980s.
A Buck knife on which I scrimmed a portrait of Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Shamir
was presented to Mr. Shamir in honor of his inauguration.
After the Buck custom department closed, I continued to scrim knives for individual collectors.
For the past 20 years or so Iíve been doing a lot of work for a wholesaler from Anchorage, Alaska.
I tend to specialize in portraits (the ultimate challenge), but enjoy rendering
just about any subject. About 99% of my work is done using a stipple technique,
and in monochrome (black or single color). I sometimes make silver or gold settings
for my work, in the form of pendants, belt buckles, bolo ties, bracelets, etc.
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