"The success of life, the formation of character, is in proportion to the courage one has to say to one's ownself: "Thou shalt not." Carry Nation
We hand-etch your Ivory pistol grips for all types of firearms. Like wildlife, portraits, or western scenes? We can handcraft and scrimshaw anything you like. The grips in the photo are for a collector's six shot Ruger made from Mammoth Ivory-Light Cream, and scrimshawed with "Wild Bill Hickok" and "Sitting Bull."
Ancient Ivories Studios handcrafted items make sensational and warmly personalized holiday gifts that will be appreciated by all of your loved ones.
Please bookmark our site. We add new designs and items biweekly.
None of our Ivory is contemporary, and not a single animal has been killed, culled, or otherwise harmed to produce our Fossil Ivories. It is the only perfect, ecologically sound, humane way to own and wear warm, wonderful and enduring ivory.
Our high quality fossilized ivories have been reclaimed from the ground after sharing the earth for up to 30 millennia! Even after all this time, Fossil Ivory remains warm and sensuous organic ivory; it is not petrified. It has developed its beautiful colors by taking up minerals from the earth and these colors are impossible to match in any contemporary ivories by modern processes.
These are our scrimshaw Design Etchings. In addition to these designs, as an added option, you may send us a picture of your choice for a commission price quote.
We Use No Elephant Ivory, Nor Contemporary Ivories of Any Kind.
Every piece of Sperm Whale Ivory we sell, is registered with the Department of Commerce, and comes with a Department of Commerce registration number.[Our license does not allow us to ship Sperm Whale Ivory outside of the United States.]
Don't see exactly what you want? We also do commission pieces. Need a really special holiday or other gift? From jewelry, buttons (knitters take note!), fountain pens, corkscrews, pistol grips, ball point pens and mechanical pencils, desk accessories, Fossil Ivory ship models, ship half hulls, Nantucket and Lightship Baskets, to custom whole Sperm Whale Teeth or whole Walrus Tusks. We even handcraft fossil ivory sailing/nautical trophies to order. We will handcraft and even personalize any piece with a scrimshawed name, initials or design of your choice.(Email us with any queries - Our website is not large enough to show all of the different pieces we have made to order!)
We have many more fine knives in our studio that are not on our website. Email us for availability of your favorite knife with Fossil Ivory handles! (We also replace scales on treasured old knives.)
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Our pieces are unique treasures created especially for the prospective wearer. Want to help us design your scrimshaw piece? Whether it's a fossil ivory Amulet or Talisman, Scrimshaw jewelry, personalized scrimshaw knife, Fossil Ivory Wedding or Commitment Band, Pendant, Brooche, scrimshaw sailor's Knife, Sterling Silver and scrimshaw Box, Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Teeth, or Sterling Silver and Ivory scrimshaw Spoons and Tableware, just email us and we will work with you for a very personal piece you'll love to use or wear!
Every piece complies with the regulations associated with the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Maryland state environmental and ecological laws.
All of our designs are original and copyrighted.