A FINE EXAMPLE OF WALRUSIAN SCRIMSHAW
Real scrimshaw isn’t readily produced anymore; it’s not legal to do so under most conditions. In the past, however, it was usually made by whalers on boats, whittling away their time during quieter moments, usually at night.
Take a look at the example above. Isn’t it a beauty? The walrus involved gave up his ghost, and that is almost unbearably sad, but he will be remembered for his contribution for all time. A part of me wishes I had a comparable feature that could be decorated so nicely. Human teeth simply lack the proper surface area.
This entry was posted on August 10, 2012 by kevinldonihe. It was filed under Bizarro authors, Kevin L. Donihe, Walrus and was tagged with squid vs walrus, walrus fiction, walrus stories, walrus tales, walrus week.