Begun by sailors working on whaling ships out of New England, scrimshaw may be the only art form that originated in America. Our scrimshaw is created by engraving varying designs on ox bone or ox horn. Perfect conversation piece, home decor or nautical enthusiast gift.
– Compact size: 3" x 3" x 1-1/8"
– A working 1-3/4" brass bound compass inlaid in white bone
– Natural, authentic ox bone tiles inlaid on a durable, sturdy wood-composite base.
– Antique scrimshaw reproduction American Frigate ship design
– Lift-off lid
– Slight ox bone color variations enhance the beauty and individuality of each box so that no two bone boxes are alike.
A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries. In the 17th century, this term was used for any warship built for speed and maneuverability, the description often used being "frigate-built". These could be warships carrying their principal batteries of carriage-mounted guns.