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Spyderco Delica hand engraved front side finished.

Spyderco Delica hand engraved front side finished. Just finished the final shading cuts on the western scroll. All that is left is a little cleaning and this side is completed. Continue reading

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Progress Report on Spyderco Delica Hand Engraving

I gentle tap the chisel with a chasing hammer to cut the lines.The next step will be to shade the leaves and that is done by hand pushing the graver to cut light lines on the leaves. Continue reading

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Devil Doc Delica – Update

Today I laid out the design starting with Devil Doc lettering. Over that I laid on the wester scroll and finally the Devil Dog. First to cut were the letters. Then the backbone of the scroll, The engraving was flying along until I got to the scroll that intertwined with the letters. Around the letters I had to decide which scrolls to leave and which had to be eliminated so that the letters were clear to read. That created some areas where I had to completely redraw the scroll and all that slowed me down. Continue reading

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Devil Doc themed Spyderco Delica

Andy and I were both assigned to FOXTROT Surgical Support Company, 1st Med Bn, 1st MEF during Desert Shield/Storm and through the magic of FaceBook have found each other. Now we are designing a knife with Andy’s company logo and my western scroll. Continue reading

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Spyderco Delica – Hand engraved

The backside is completely covered with engraving. Continue reading

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Relocated to South Carolina

The bracelet will be 3/4 inch wide silver Continue reading

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Montana Artisan’s Corkscrews

The graver is held in my left hand and the hammer is in the right. I watch the cutting through a Meiji microscope. With the scope I can see very fine detailed lines and make accurate cuts. Continue reading

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On the Bench…

Montana Artisan’s creations also waiting personalization. This is a simple lettering project on some wonderful wine opener knives. Continue reading

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1911 Slide custom engraving

I am working on the top of the slide with just about two inches yet to cut. I doing all the main lines first and then will go back and add the shading lines. Continue reading

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FRANCHI shotgun engraving complete.

The combination of soft alloy and sharp carbide graver made this fun to engrave. Nervous but fun too. Continue reading

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