Bernard Rickenshaw picked up the name "Bone Head" at a young age for unknown reasons. 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
- Bone Head is a respawning boss and drops the unique Bone Shredder submachine gun every time when he is killed.
- In Borderlands 2, as a reference to the first game, a loader in Bone Head's former camp named Bone Head 2.0 takes his place and can also drop the Borderlands 2 version of the Bone Shredder.
- Official Borderlands guide