The practice of scrimshaw began on whaling ships when the crew members were out at sea for unbearably long periods of time. They would engrave onto the whale’s teeth to pass the time. Our owner and resident artist, Brian Kiracofe, uses his scrimshaw skills to create the beautiful designs on each authentic scrimshaw pieces. For our polymer reproductions, such as these guitar picks, we take a mold of Brian’s hand-etched designs and reproduce them on a polymer resin. As a reference to the origin of scrimshaw, Brian’s art features many nautical designs, but he can recreate almost any design you can think of! Choose from our many designs to make some music or gift to your musical friends!