Monday, June 21, 2010

scrimshaw: hippos on hippo

This is one I did in May, before I left for Blade Show. I have to give major props to the man who commissioned this, because he is one incredibly thoughtful guy! His wife collects hippos, and their ivory anniversary (14th I think?) was in early June, so he wanted hippos on ivory! And what better type of ivory to use than hippo tusk. This was the first time I'd worked on hippo tusk ivory. It came to me polished and ready to go (yay!) and I had no problems with it whatsoever. It scrimmed just fine, didn't seem any harder or softer than usual.


It's not very big:

The back side was left unpolished:


dougzilla said...

But were they hungry, hungry hippos? (Sorry...)

Granny Annie said...

Oh yes,you did an amazing job as usual. Love the hippos!

Bob Easton said...

What a lovely anniversary gift. Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Even though you thought it was not very big, I still would not want that tusk stuck in me! -BMc

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