This William Henry scrimshaw knife features stunning nude portraits of a beautiful brunette done by scrimshander, David Adams, on both sides of this rare T-12 William Henry knife. As William Henry collectors know, the liner lock knife was the original locking mechanism used in the beginning, before today’s button lock by William Henry. Scrimshaw Gallery replaced the original Ironwood scales with pre-ban African Ivory, work that was done by the late Ken Fredericks.We came across these last two knifes in our storeroom and decided to have the work done by Adams, a wise decision obviously. A great addition to any knife or scrimshaw collection.
This scrimshaw is done on pre-ban African ivory. Since the passage of the CITIES Treaty in 1973, there has been no African ivory brought into the U.S. However, ivory that was in the U.S. prior to 1973 can be legally sold and shipped within the U.S. However, new legislation taking effect in 2016 restricts pre-ban African Ivory from being shipped interstate. It can only legally be shipped intrastate, (within the state). All of our pre-ban 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 the new Federal legislation. The scrimshaw can then be forwarded it to you and everyone complies with the law. Any questions email or call us.