Bernard Rickenshaw picked up the name "Bone Head" at a young age for unknown reasons (he's quite intelligent and his head is absent of any bony protuberance that might warrant that name). Tired of people asking how he got his nickname, he began wearing skulls of the creatures and/or people he had killed over his face so that new acquaintances could extrapolate and answer for themselves, thus saving time.
One of Sledge's lieutenants, Bone Head had a long-standing rivalry with Nine-Toes. Sledge eventually grew tired of their bickering, and issued them a challenge: whoever took over Fyrestone and killed the other would prove himself worthy to become Sledge's right-hand man. Bone Head is also rumored to practice Voodoo.
- Main article: Bone Head's Theft
- He will drop the Bone Shredder upon death.
- Bone Head is a respawning boss, and with a brand new Bone Shredder every time.
- In Borderlands 2, there is a loader in Bone Head's former camp named Bone Head 2.0. When killed it will drop a new Bone Shredder.