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The Scrim Knife - Mickley, Mason, Ristinen

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Apr 4, 2001

The Scrim Knife. This knife started in concept over 2 years ago and finally finished up in the last couple weeks. This is Ivory inlayed. 416ss surrounds the inlay and is engraved by Joe Mason www.joemasonengraving.com . The scrim work was done by Lori Ristinen www.loriristinen.com . The steel is RWL-34 that takes and radiates a shine near liquid mercury in appearance.
The blade is approximately 4 1/2” long and OAL is approximately 8 1/2”. The blade is approximately .2” thick. The scrim is black and ‘white’ intentionally to simulate a winter scene. Looking at the scrim you will see one picture of a buck and a doe in a stand of birch trees. If you look closely at the back of the knife scene, you will see the same buck and doe but from a totally different perspective. Lori simply did an outstanding job.
The engraving is a mix of traditional, deep relief and is also an extension of the scrim. Looking along the top of the scrim work you will see where Joe extended the scrim scene via engraving. The he finishes off the bolsters with a mix of deep relief and his own great style of scroll and flourish with gold inlay.
The knife comes in a zippered pouch. As with all of my knives, there is a 7 day inspection and return period. The knife currently has not been sharpened but will be upon purchase.
For additional information and the price of this knife go here> The Scrim
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Nov 15, 2005
What an extraordinary piece! I've never seen the extension of the scene from scrimshaw to engraving - great idea!

Tracy, seeing your knives is a great treat!


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Oct 6, 2000
Tracy, that's a very clever concept and its execution by all three artisans is stunning. Congratulations to you all on a job exceedingly well done. Whoever buys this will be getting a marvelous work of art and craftsmanship.


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Oct 31, 1998
I will bet you had some late night sessions on this one. Cubans and a little VSOP **** . Art is wonderful, on a knife done well it wakes the mind.

Be well