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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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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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Henry Yellowboy ~ Custom engraving

Starting with a simple border around this side of the receiver and then the Grandfather’s initials followed by the Grandson’s initials. Finally the ranch brand in the center, Continue reading

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Hand Engraved Ruger Vaquero ~ Update

The majority of the firearm has been cut with hammer and chisel. I use the microscope for a very detailed view while I am working. For this firearm I have used GRS C-Max gravers exclusively. A 90 degree square graver for all the mainlines and also for the shading lines. Continue reading

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Ruger Vaquero Cowboy Action engraving – Update.

I cut the scroll backbone with the C-Max carbide graver and have switched to a HSS graver for the shading lines. Continue reading

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Ranch Brand knife – Spyderco Dragonfly

I started with the left scroll, using a 105 degree graver and a 55 degree face. I love Spyderco steel. It cuts so smoothly Continue reading

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Bracelet Update

you can see I have the Trinity knot on the silver and I have included the 105 degree graver so you can see how small the graver is. Continue reading

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Silver Badge design work.

Just to be certain I set up a piece of scrap silver and engraved the design.
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Update on the Wild Rose Knife

Still need some texture on the leaves and I need some background work too. The 120 degree graver cut perfectly and all the shading was done with a very sharp 90 degree Carbide graver from GRS Continue reading

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Spyderco “Jeep” knife

a Spyderco Delica for Barbara. She loves her Jeep and off-road driving is one of her favorite things to do – so I engraved her a pocket knife. Continue reading

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