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Scrimshaw Swordfish Bill Pen-And-Ink K. Henry Whale Ship Balloon Tallship A60

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Seller: barnaclebill13 (979) 100%, Location: Middletown, Rhode Island, Ships to: US, Item: 132354275906 A signed, original, 'Nautical Scenic' done freehand with pen and ink, on a very carefully prepared, FINELY SANDED genuine Atlantic Swordfish Bill. eBay Please Take Notice:A non-restricted, not endangered species.Scientific Name: Xiphias gladiusBiological Classification: SpeciesBelongs to: XiphiasSword bone 'Billets', sword-points(tips), unfinished, and completely ready to add your artwork. Please inquire. ********************************************************************************SIGNED K. HENRY 'Busy Morning' The swordfish bone measuring about 21" overall (w/wooden butt).A fantastic depiction of a three-masted schooner, fully rigged ship, barquentine, a two-masted schooner, and a sloop, passing at sea! Ships of the day took long lasting voyages, and might seek out other ships on the horizon for news, aid or comradeship. All work done by me, Keith Henry. Please look closely at the pictures, much care was given to fine detail. If you can't see close-ups of other folks artwork, is it because the detail may not be there? The wood on the butt ends is laminated mahogany, hand glued and finished with a semi-gloss polyurethane. The bill surface has a very fine, ivory-like, 'smooth-as-glass texture which allows for beautiful expression. The underside, (which is really the top side) of the sword is smooth and clean. The traditional India ink used is very stable, but would come off with moderate scraping, or excessive handling (skin oils). There has been absolutely no noticeable degradation of ink in more then 34 years. I am still amazed! This one is about 30 years old, see how well it has fared. Other then a nice patina, no degradation visible.eBay has made it known to me that the species (Xiphias gladius) should constantly be mentioned, or it will be automatically removed from listings.Please keep in mind these lines are all drawn freehand, and magnifier is used throughout the process.The 2nd to last photo shows my procedure of inking - no tracing or mechanical means - just inspiration from above! Shipped in a durable, well packaged tube. Insurance is included in the shipping and handling quote.The last photo shows a "fresh from the boat" view! This particular bill is from a SCUBA dive I had made under two Newport sword-fishing boats in Newport harbor about 35 years ago. THIS WAS BEFORE I EVEN KNEW WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO WITH THEM! Sadly, there are no more sword fishing boats that I know of in Newport, any more...Any questions?OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOArtist Keith A. Henry is also a noted scrimshander in the scarce book :THE SCRIMSHANDER – THE NAUTICAL IVRY WORKER AND HIS ART OF SCRIMSHAW by William Gilkerson, Troubador Press, S.F., 1975.Truly a uniquely styled original.Please inquire about combined shipping as two items may ship together. Returns only if misrepresented (please see all photos). There have been previously made mistakes in wording, but the photos won't mislead. Items shipped fully insured UPS ground or USPS.Questions welcome! A wonderful gift and a must for the collector.When one person is responsible for the procuring, cleaning, woodworking, sanding, polishing, drawing and final inking with the finest of pen points, results are a responsible pride of workmanship. Dedicated to all men and women of the sea... who live now, in myth, and memories. Of all, the memories...Lest' not ever let the memories die! Thanks for looking! Listed By: Sir Keith Henry, Subject: NAUTICAL, Artist: Sir Keith Henry, Medium: SWORDFISH BILL / BONE, Technique: PEN & INK

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