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There's nothing like a custom pistol grip or knife handle and scrimshaw can really spice them up! Scrimshaw can be done in one color or multiple colors, depending on one's taste.

Scrimshaw work is especially attractive on ivory, ivory look-alike and pearl and pearl look-alike grips.

Each sample of scrimshaw work on this page has under it the price that you would pay for one grip panel with the number of colors shown.

 

This image from “Rio Bravo” is on a set of Uberti Model grips. It would cost $50 a panel on any set of grips you supply or $70 a panel done on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
 
 
These real mother-of-pearl grips were a gift. The customer wanted the recipient’s initials in Barbed wire script on one panel and a coiled snake on the other. The price was $80.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
This design on one panel of the set of 1860 Army grips cost $70.
This ceremonial bison skull on real pearl cost $60
   
   
I scrimshawed an elk track on the antler handle of this knife and scabbard combination. The scrimshaw, alone, would cost. $30.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
These grip panels went to a man whose SASS alias is Irish Jack. This job with three colors on the shamrocks, plus the name is $90 per panel.
   
   
This image of the star of “The Green Berets” would cost $50 a panel on grips you supply or $70 a panel done on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
This bugling elk on a Ruger Blackhawk grip cost $50 per panel.
This is the first real ivory grip I carved. With the main image and border, this job is $70.
   
   
This customer wanted his name on one panel and an Arkansas Razorback image on the other. It cost $100.
   
   
This image of a lady wearing a baseball cap and a 1911 would cost $50 a panel on grips you supply or $70 a panel done on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
This nude lady on a set of Browning Hi-Power grips would cost $50 a panel on grips you supply or $70 a panel done on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
The single-color eagle on one panel of these K-frame Smith & Wesson Grips cost $50. The three-color Texas map on the other was $70.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
These full-color roses on Pearlite grips for a lovely SASS shooter whose alias is Tumbleweed Rose would cost $110 per panel.
This scrimshawed grizzly bear on a Cimarron Schofield grip with a bear track in the medallion position and cross-hatch border cost $75 per panel.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
Initials scrimshawed on handgun grips
run only $30 per panel.
   
   
I scrimshawed the eagle on this set of 1911 grips for $50 a panel.
I did this coiled Cobra on a set of real ivory grips for a Kimber Cobra Carry. I can do it for $50 a panel on grips you supply or $70 a panel done on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
This package of landing eagles on 1911 grip panels with a border cost $60 per panel.
I put this scrimshawed eagle on the poly-ivory grips on a pair of consecutively numbered Colt SAAs. This design costs $50 per grip panel.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
This was a unique request from a gentleman in Virginia. The nude cowgirl cost $50 and the initials on the other panel cost $30.
   
   
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
Scrimshaw Pistol Grips
This coiled rattler was on one panel of a set of Ruger Vaquero grips I scrimshawed for a SASS member whose alias is Big Rattler. Each panel was $60.
This coiled rattler was on one panel of a set of Ruger Vaquero grips I scrimshawed for a SASS member whose alias is Big Rattler.
   
   
Scrimshaw of John Wayne
This scrimshaw of John Wayne as he appeared in Rio Bravo was on a slab of Micarta. In 5 by 7 size it would cost $200.
   
   
This ceremonial bison skull on imitation ivory with red accents would cost $70 per panel.
   
   
This majestic bugling elk is perfect on the imitation ivory grips of a Ruger Super Blackhawk.
   
   
This customer first sent me his Ruger Vaquero grips to scrimshaw the Masonic logo on both. Then he sent them back for the secondary insignias in the medallion positions.
   
   
I scrimshawed this face of a wolf on a cross-section of pre-ban walrus ivory for a friend whose son had a domesticated wolf.
This wolf track on a cross-section of pre-ban walrus ivory is opposite an image of a wolf’s face on the opposite side.
   
   
I did these grips for a Virginia doctor on ivory Smith & Wesson J-frame grips to honor his two German Shepherds.
   
   

A customer who wanted me to make these Model 686 grips match a pair that an artisan who since died had created for his Model 66 Smith..

   
They say nothing is more dangerous than a naked lady with a gun. I can put this determined lady on grips you supply for $50 a panel or $70 a panel on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
To get this lady wearing a ball cap, 1911 and a gunbelt on your grips would cost $50 a panel or $70 a panel done on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
   
   
The grim reaper image was already on these grips, but the owner wanted his initials and the yearsof his police service on them.
   
   
I did this Old West Reaper in a Wyatt hat on two pairs of Uberti Model P grips. I can do him for $50 a panel on grips you supply or $70 a panel on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
   
   
This modern version of the Grim Reaper turns a set of 1911 grips into a real conversation piece. I can put him on grips you supply for $50 a panel or $70 a panel done on N.C. Ordnance poly-ivory grips I supply.
   
   
I put this classic grim reaper on a set of Ruger Vaquero grips for $50 a panel. I can put him on N.C. Ordinance poly-ivory grips I supply for $70 a panel.
   
   

 

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