Scrimshaw Letter Opener
Dennis Sims learned the art of scrimshaw from a Native Alaskan carver in 1976 and has won several jured Art Shows since then. He works with both Ancient Walrus and Mammoth Ivory which is between 600 and 30,000 years old. Dennis uses modern as well as traditional techniques to produce his works of art. Dennis was born in 1952 and has lived in Alaska since 1975. He and his wife Michelle live in Houston, Alaska. They have two children and four grandchildren. Scrimshaw is a delicate art; so keep your piece beautiful for years to come here are a few simple rules to follow. Never expose to excessive heat. Keep out of direct sunlight when possible and don't wear while exercising or swimming. We hope you enjoy your small piece of Alaska for many years to come.