This is my personal horn and was one of the first I made after I had begun to acquire some skill at scrimshaw. The architecture was interesting. The throat of the horn was faceted. Each of the facets was scalloped and had a 1/8 twist around the body of the horn.
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Si Dieu Vuelt
After I had made and given away half a dozen horns or so I decided to make one for myself. This is my family crest. This is early scrimshaw. It was mostly done with a sewing needle and India ink under magnification and shows some of my first work with using stippling as a shading technique.
The Preston Horn
My horn. A large F&I or “golden age” styled horn, it has a scalloped and faceted neck flowing into a double ring , a tulip and finally the spout. The facets on the neck have a 1/8 twist to them as well. I did not dye the neck and spout. It is lightly engrailed. On the body of the horn is a map of the Battle of New York in which I had two ancestors participate. I finished it on the date the battle was joined in commemoration. One of my first map horns.