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Scrimshaw Whale Box

$35.00

Price: $35.00

Item#:2000584

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By 1800, New England was the center of the world's whaling industry. Sailors spent long months at sea, and one of the ways they passed the time was creating scrimshaw—etched bones or tusks that were blackened with soot or tobacco to highlight the design. This contemporary scrimshaw box is made of water buffalo bone and reproduces a design that a sailor may have made for his sweetheart at home.


6 1/4"W x 3 1/4"L x 1 1/2"H.


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Scrimshaw Whale Box
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice workmanship

I collect boxes, and use them to stash my costume jewelry. This is a lovely and well-made addition to my collection. There are those who complain that this box is 'too small'...Read complete review

I collect boxes, and use them to stash my costume jewelry. This is a lovely and well-made addition to my collection. There are those who complain that this box is 'too small' - even though the dimensions are given in the product description. Rather, I'd say that the price is too large for the box. It would also be nice if this box came in several size versions. Other than that I am very satisfied.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Box arrived without scrimshaw

I order this whale scrimshawed box for my father for a Christmas gift. He is a big fan of nautical scrimshaw items so when I saw this in the Nat. Geo. catalog I...Read complete review

I order this whale scrimshawed box for my father for a Christmas gift. He is a big fan of nautical scrimshaw items so when I saw this in the Nat. Geo. catalog I ordered it without hesitation. I recieved the box in the mail a week later. I unwrapped the box so I could rewrap it for Christmas and add a special note inside. Imagine my dissapointment when I discovered the box was blank white with no scrimshaw engraving of any kind. I immediatly contacted costomer service. They confirmed I had ordered the scrimshaw box. They offered to send me another box stating it must have been a production error. Sadly, having to have a replacement box sent from their warehouse means my Dad will not get to open his Christmas present from his daughter with the rest of his family.
I expected better service from a company I've help support for many years.

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4.0

Happy with the product that I purchased

By Island girl

from Hawi, Hi

Pros

  • Great quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Good for storage
    • Great display

    Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

    I'm glad that I purchased this product, it is very original. It has an eyecatching look about it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EVERY SAILOR SHOULD HAVE ONE

    By Navy Caleb

    from San Diego, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A Greatt Buy
    • Felt Lined Interior
    • Fits Iphone 5 Perfectly
    • Looks just like the pic
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • no cons

    Best Uses

    • Jewelry Box
    • Place 2 Empty Ur Pocket
    • Store Iphone

    Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

    I've Been a USN Sailor for 5 decades. I always wanted something scrimshaw. This was perfect. Nothing says something Nautical like a Scrimshaw Box with a Whale on the Cover. I really thought that this buy was going to be a disappointment but bought it regardless. I was wrong, really wrong. There is nothing negative I can say about this product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Box arrived without scrimshaw

    By -TD

    from San Francisco, CA

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

          I order this whale scrimshawed box for my father for a Christmas gift. He is a big fan of nautical scrimshaw items so when I saw this in the Nat. Geo. catalog I ordered it without hesitation. I recieved the box in the mail a week later. I unwrapped the box so I could rewrap it for Christmas and add a special note inside. Imagine my dissapointment when I discovered the box was blank white with no scrimshaw engraving of any kind. I immediatly contacted costomer service. They confirmed I had ordered the scrimshaw box. They offered to send me another box stating it must have been a production error. Sadly, having to have a replacement box sent from their warehouse means my Dad will not get to open his Christmas present from his daughter with the rest of his family.
          I expected better service from a company I've help support for many years.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good purchase!

          By Miss M, the shopper

          from Bellevue, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful work

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Christmas Gift

          Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

          Plan on using for a Christmas gift

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice workmanship

          By Tox Queen

          from Minneapolis, MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lovely Collectors Item
          • QUALITY WORKMANSHIP

          Cons

          • Somewhat overpriced

          Best Uses

          • Jewely Box

          Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

          I collect boxes, and use them to stash my costume jewelry. This is a lovely and well-made addition to my collection. There are those who complain that this box is 'too small' - even though the dimensions are given in the product description. Rather, I'd say that the price is too large for the box. It would also be nice if this box came in several size versions. Other than that I am very satisfied.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          ***

          By Love to give gifts

          from Rohnert Park, Ca

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality very good

          Cons

          • Much smaller than expecte

          Best Uses

            Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

            The size should have been given for better understanding of product!
            Just seems small for gift. I feel I need to add something more.
            Quality good!
            Nice for keeping small things, jewelry, change etc.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Handsome and substantial

            By TomatoQueen

            from USA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

                Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

                This was a gift for my father, who is a collector of whaling books and artifacts. He's delighted with the box. The box is heavy and nicely-lined, and is suitable as a men's valet box.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Whale Box

                By Bertha

                from Chicago

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

                Purchased this item to give to my Dad, I know he's going to love the craftsmanship and quality of this product.

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                meh

                By Numsy

                from Vancouver, Canada

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • It is lovely enough

                Cons

                • It is terribly tiny
                • Read dimensions

                Best Uses

                • Buttons
                • Paperclips
                • Tacks

                Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

                It is a lovely box but is extremely small. More pretty than useful.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Scrimshaw Whale Box

                By Mrs T

                from Midland, VA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Scrimshaw Whale Box:

                Love the look of it!

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