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Thare She Blows

The Wooden Quill is pleased to announce a limited edition of 100 pens in Burmese Teak and alternative Ivory. Each pen is individually crafted using the finest materials. After turning the upper barrel the pen is laser engraved with a whaling image from the Boston Whaling Museum and the ivory band on the lower barrel at the nib end is engraved with Annapolis, Md. the artist's favorite seaport. The other ivory band contains the issue number for the series. Your pen is then polished, assembled and inspected for quality.
Each pen is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and includes the issue number of the pen in the series and is delivered in a presentation box.

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Scrimshaw is the name given to handiwork created by whalers made from the byproducts of harvesting marine mammals. It is most commonly made out of the bones and teeth of Sperm Whales, the baleen of other whales, and the tusks of walruses. It takes the form of elaborate carvings in the form of pictures and lettering on the surface of the bone or tooth, with the engravings highlighted using a pigment, or small sculptures made from the same material. The making of scrimshaw began on whaling ships between 1817 to 1824 on the Pacific Ocean, and survived until the ban on commercial whaling. The practice survives as a hobby and as a trade for commercial artisans.
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Alternative Ivory is a man made material that closely resembles natural ivory in color and is the only ivory we use at The Wooden Quill.