Chuck Stapel Whale Tooth Knife


“Chuck Stapel Whale Tooth Knife” made by Chuck Staple for Scrimshaw Gallery in 1987. This was in a box in our storeroom and never carried or used. Well known knife maker, Stapel, passed away some time ago. Known as the “Knife maker for Hollywood” his knives appeared in numerous movies. Double edged blade.  At today’s prices, just the tooth alone would be more than the tooth and knife here. Bargain piece from yesteryear.


This scrimshaw is done on a sperm whale’s tooth. Federal legislation bans the interstate shipment of whale ivory. It can only be shipped intrastate (within the state). All of our whale ivory is located with our associate in the state of Ohio. It can be purchased directly from our website and shipped only to an address within the state of Ohio. If one has a relative, trusted friend or business associate within the state of Ohio, we can ship to that specified address in order to comply with Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions, email or call us.

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