In reality, "Nuguruk" was not an eskimo scrimshaw artist, but a Seattle company of the 1960's which obtained cutlery blades and fittings, often from Germany or England, and then hired local people to produce scrimshaw ivory handles. Their products are real ivory (sometimes marine ivory, but more often imported elephant ivory) and are scrimshawed by hand. However, because the scrimshaw was produced from patterns supplied by the company, they are not original works of art, and all or most of the artists were non-native. They copied templates which they were given by the company, and as a result there are only a few stock patterns: seal on ice floe, dog sled, cabin, and a dozen or so others. All the items were signed Nuguruk, This set is in great condition the blades etc are from Germany signed Anton Winger. The sharping tool total length is 13 1/8" the knife is 11 1/2" and the fork is 11". The set is in great condition. Total weight of the set is 1lb. shipping weight est. 3 lbs.