I am doing more scrimshawed horns right now and trying some new things. This is my latest effort featuring a Carolina parakeet and a Northern Cardinal along with some fraktur flowers. I hope you like it.
This right hand horn is 14″ around the outside curve and 11.5″ tip to tip, not including the stopper. The cherry base plug is 2.29″ in diameter. The tip is horn and antler. The stopper is walnut. While this is a traditional right hand horn. the engraved panels are positioned so that they look right when the horn is worn on either side.
The horn is colored with a little ferric nitrate prior to starting the engraving giving it a light yellow base. The ink is Windsor & Newton drawing ink. I finished up with some Tried and True oil on both the wood and horn followed by a coat of wax.
The bespoke price for a horn like this with a turned base plug and an applied-tip is $250. Scrimshaw is $200. The color is another $100. I collect the appropriate sales tax when shipped to a Virginia address.