Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane

A Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane
The tapering whalebone shaft carved to resemble the tusk of a Narwhal. The sperm whale tooth ivory knop inlaid with a red sealing wax roundel on a baleen collar
Circa 1850
Size: 88cm long – 34½ ins long
A nautical sailors cane was not made for use on board a whale ship, but they were popular items for the scrimshander to make, as there was a ready market for them once back in port and it was a way for skilled craftsmen to show off.

Sailors Scrimshaw Walking Cane

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