My first attempt at scrimshaw. It's about 1 inch and a quarter from the tip of the nose to the back of the horn.
If you're not familiar with it, it's etching on bone, ivory or a substitute (as with here, synthetic ivory gun grips) and then rubbing ink over it. When it wipes away the ink stays in the grooves.
This was a practice piece so I was doing it on the rough back panel of a gun grip. So the gouges, mess and lines going around and through it weren't my fault, it's just what was left behind when they cut away the back at the factory. I'll be working on the smooth side next so none of that will be there for my next one.
This is my first attempt, mostly getting used to the tool, what kind of depth I need and so forth. It took me about 45 minutes total and overall I'm quite happy with how it turned out! I wasn't going for perfection or a finished work, so forgive the roughness of the lines Thank you for looking!