Category Archives: Knives

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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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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U.S. Army Sword engraved by hammer and chisel

I started with the GRS new graver called C-Max. I figured that would be harder than the sword blade. Continue reading

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Iraq / Afghanistan Sword completed

Decorative sword engraved to commemorate deployment overseas.

This was a very tough project. As I have mentioned in previous posts the steel in this sword was real nasty stuff. Continue reading

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Engraved Sword UPDATE

I have had four weeks off from engraving due to a spider bite on my right hand. Too make a long story short, my hand is finally healed enough to hold the graver and get back to work. Continue reading

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