Release on 2004-07 | by Steve Paszkiewicz,Roger Schroeder
A Complete Illustrated Manual
Author: Steve Paszkiewicz,Roger Schroeder
Pubpsher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
From sailors on the high seas who carved ivory to contemporary artists who work with ecofriendly substitutes, scrimshaw is celebrated and explicated in this introduction to developing the preparation and reproduction skills required to practice this ancient art. Collectors and artisans alike will appreciate the gallery section showcasing more than 50 masterful examples of antique and contemporary scrimshaw pieces. A ready-to-use sailing ship pattern is accompanied by instructions and photographs. Lists of tool suppliers, sources for alternatives to ivory, and books on the history of the art form are also provided.
A Stunning Showcase Of Custom Knives The craft of knifemaking is alive and well, as evidenced by the stunning edged masterpieces revealed between the covers of the best book on blades ever published—Knives 2011. The art of fashioning knives includes carving, engraving, sculpting, scrimshaw, jewel inlaying, damascus-making and more. Never have so many embellishments been revealed in one medium, then captured in a full-color, glossy, photo-driven book such as this must-have volume that's ready for the coffee table or special place on the bookshelf. Treat yourself to feature stories covering one of the best wedges in the business, friction forging, “Swordplay Renaissance-Style,” the latest in cleaver offerings, “Scrimshaw That Drives Men Crazy” and villagers' blade art. Learn how one knife collector—Paul Lansingh—is giving back to the world of knives. Find out the answer to the question, “Why Do We Love Knives?” Follow author James Ayres and his wife, Mary Lou, on their quest to find carbon steel along the cobblestone streets of Europe. In the Factory Trends section, take a look at the newest in “Blue Collar Blades.” In between, enjoy the latest Trends and State Of The Art in knives. It's a trip worth taking. The pages are palpable, the text worth reading and the pictures worth a thousand words and more. Each bladed creation is a work of art in its own right, and a credit to its maker.
"It has been estimated that about 200,000 whalers from New England and New York created scrimshaw. Although these scrimshanders were not artists per se, their work - as can readily be seen and appreciated in the wonderful color plates for this book that are reproduced from the collections of four great American whaling museums - has a compelling beauty that captures one's interest through its display of craftsmanship. This pastime, which is distinctive to American whaling, produced many fascinating objects from the strictly utilitarian to the fully decorative, and they have been organized here in six main sections: For Use on Board, For Use at Home, Made to Be Seen, Known and Supposed Makers, Ornamentation, and Not What It Seems. They comprise an enduring and invaluable legacy of American folk art and history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved