- Arora Studios Scrimshaw -

Our skilled artists use the traditional method of scratching the surface with a steel needle and filling the scratches with ink. 

Examples of our work can be seen in the photos below.

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Walrus Baculum

Walrus Baculum

Scrimshaw image of a walrus on a small round piece of walrus tusk. The piece of tusk is bonded to the end of a petrified baculum. This is a decorative piece

Sperm Whale Tooth

Sperm Whale Tooth

The image of a 3 masted sailing ship on choppy seas is etched onto the polished surface of a natural whale tooth. This is a decorative display piece

Walrus Tusk - Unfinished

Walrus Tusk - Unfinished

This is a section of natural walrus tusk. The scrimshawed artwork shows a bald eagle with wings spread and tail flared as it flies across a mountain lake background with a small fish in its grip... We don't know what type of fish - this piece was never finished. This is a decorative display piece

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

A classic side view of a bald eagles head is scrimshawed on a piece of natural walrus tusk. This piece is installed on a classic 1911

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

A classic side view of a bald eagles head is scrimshawed on a piece of natural walrus tusk. The background is shaded to give the piece a vignette effect. This piece is installed on a classic 1911

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

A bold view of a bald eagle is scrimshawed on a piece of natural walrus tusk. The wings are spread wide to fill the entire piece. This piece is installed on a classic 1911

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

A bold view of a bald eagle is scrimshawed on a piece of natural walrus tusk. The wings are spread wide to fill the entire piece. The background is shaded to provide a vignette effect. This piece is installed on a classic 1911

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

A bald eagle coming in for a landing is scrimshawed on a piece of natural walrus tusk. The wings are stretched out above him to fill the entire piece. This piece is cut and shaped for installation on a classic 1911

Elk Jaw

Elk Jaw

A tribal chief stands proudly on his land. Adorned by a full length feathered headdress; his arms are outstretched with piece pipe in hand... He prays to the great spirit. Drawn with black ink on a natural elk jawbone. This is a decorative wall hanging display piece.

Elk Jaw

Elk Jaw

Tribal chief sits proudly on his war pony wearing a full length feathered headdress. Arrow and bow at the ready; he overlooks the battlefield before him. Drawn with black ink on a natural elk jaw. This is a wall hanging display piece.

Bison Skull

Bison Skull

Tribal chief sits proudly on his war pony wearing a full length feathered headdress. Staff held high; he overlooks the scenery before him as an eagle soars in the background. Drawn with black ink on a natural bison skull. The base of the natural horns are wrapped with coyote fur and adorned with hanging coyote tail and turkey feathers. This is a decorative wall hanging display piece.

Painted Grizzly Skull

Painted Grizzly Skull

A mature grizzly bear walks over the snow covered meadow under the light of a full moon. Moonlight highlights bits of fur on his back as well as snow on the fir trees behind him... His path is well lit with bright reflective snow as he goes on his nighttime stroll. Brush painted in full color with acrylic paint and detail brushes. This is a decorative display piece

Drawn & Painted Deer Skull

Drawn & Painted Deer Skull

2 mule deer duke it out in a forest clearing. As horns lock together tensions run high... Who will be the victor? Drawn with black ink and grey paint on a natural deer skull. This is a decorative wall hanging display piece.

Walrus Tusk Insert

Walrus Tusk Insert

A small piece of natural walrus tusk is scrimshawed with the image of a dragon and inlayed into custom steel grips. This piece is installed on a classic 1911

Walrus Tusk Insert

Walrus Tusk Insert

A small piece of natural walrus tusk is scrimshawed with the image of a knight on a horse and inlayed into custom steel grips. This piece is installed on a classic 1911

Sheep Skull

Sheep Skull

A big horn sheep ram; standing on the edge of a precipice is scrimshawed onto a natural sheep skull. This is a decorative wall hanging display piece.

Elk Jaw

Elk Jaw

At the strike of noon... draw! The classic concept of the 'showdown' is depicted in this image of a 2 gun wielding, duster wearing cowboy... One gun drawn and one just about to clear leather. If you haven't pulled the trigger already... it's too late. Drawn with black ink on a natural elk jaw. This is a decorative wall hanging display piece.

Moose Skull

Moose Skull

The silhouette of a bull moose rises out of the marshy waters. The sitka spruce reaching high behind him are also silhouetted in the misty white background. Drawn with black and purple ink on a natural moose skull. This is a decorative wall hanging display piece.

Elephant Tusk Grip Insert

Elephant Tusk Grip Insert

The strong, bold symbol of a European dragon is etched into the polished surface of natural elephant tusk bonded onto exotic wood. This piece is installed on a classic 1911

Elephant Tusk Grip Insert

Elephant Tusk Grip Insert

The strong, bold symbol of a tunic clad knight is etched into the polished surface of natural elephant tusk bonded onto exotic wood. This piece is installed on a classic 1911

Sperm Whale Tooth

Sperm Whale Tooth

The image of a 3 masted sailing ship on choppy seas is etched onto the polished surface of a natural whale tooth. In this photo you can also see 2 humpback wales below the waves in this grand example of traditional scrimshaw. This is a decorative display piece

Elk Skull

Elk Skull

The cold damp weather of the Pacific Northwest never bothers a proud bull elk as he bellows out his mating call to any cow or other bull that can hear him. Drawn with black ink on a natural elk skull. This is a decorative wall hanging display piece.

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

Walrus Tusk Core Grip

The iron horse is a symbol of Americas expansion into the west. This steam powered train engine is scrimshawed onto a piece of natural walrus tusk. This piece is cut and shaped for installation on a classic 1911