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  1. Working on a hell horse gentleman,. Greek in origin,..the classical trained/educated horners of the time would have been familiar with the symbol. There are around a dozen attributed to 1 single maker,..but multiple period makers had used this symbol on their horns. Meaning is a little up for interpretation but a couple of theories are it represented the death and disease of war,...or the wish to bring death to an enemy type thing. Only the outline has 1st pass of ink at the moment...all of the details in the neck, wings, tail area are only penciled and scribed. Still have some details to pencil in and scribe before adding some more ink. Horn was made by Bill Smith quite a few years ago.
  2. This is my just started current scrimshaw project. Subject matter happens to be a 1784 Kentucke Territory map. The map is the work of a gentleman named John Filson, and as per the fancy cartouche title it was presented to the Congress but more specifically George Washington. It states "Late" commander of the army so he was no longer an active General but this was also before he was president.........things were just getting going . This is some really cool subject matter,...time period couldn't be better. Kentucky wasn't a sate until 1792,....this is still the frontier. We had just licked the red-coats,...kentucky long rifles were still the king,....scrimshawed powder horns were their constant companion,....and when you went to the outhouse you better have one eye out for injuns
  3. Just completed,...horn is by Bill Smith and myself. Tiger maple base plug.
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