Definitions for "Scrimshaw"
Keywords:  tusk, whale, ivory, walrus, whalebone
To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised lines.
A shell, a whale's tooth, or the like, that is scrimshawed.
The carving done on the bones and teeth of sea mammals.
The art of cutting designs into the handle of a pocket knife. Click here for illustration