In a new piece that he calls “a self-reflection of a cigar smoker,” Rick Hutchings of Scrim by HutcH Studio has released his newest design featuring a silverback gorilla.
The Scrim by HutcH Looking Glass cutter is made from stabilized buffalo horn, a process that treats the material by soaking it under pressure in a clear or colored acrylic solution, which in turn stops the material from shrinking and splitting. Hutchings produces each design in reverse scrimshaw, and can add the initials or name of the owner on the other handle. As with his other cutters, the body comes from a XIKAR Xi3, which features blades made from 440C stainless steel blades and having a Rockwell HRC 57 rating. They can cut the cap of a cigar up to 60 ring gauge.
“Looking into the eyes of a silverback gorilla always makes me wonder what he is thinking of me as I look at him,” Hutchings told halfwheel. “I always see myself in his eyes.”
The cutter comes with a protective elephant leather pouch and is available directly via the Scrim by HutcH Studios website, with pricing set at $400.
Image courtesy of Rick Hutchings/Scrim by HutcH Studio.