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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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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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Ruger Vaquero engraved for Cowboy Action

Here’s a photo of my progress yesterday. Nice deep cuts and very smooth lines. Today I plan to finish all the primary cuts and start on the shading and background. Continue reading

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Spyderco engraved knife

a Spyderco Delica with an engraved motorcycle and rider on it. The rest of the knife will have a steampunk theme. Continue reading

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Silver Sheriff Badge completed!

The border is my own design but I took inspiration from badges made in the late 1800’s. The scroll is the style I use on firearms. Continue reading

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Custom rifle barrel engraving

Today a custom rifle builder from Cortez CO (Just west of my home) stopped by to see if I could engrave the caliber on a rifle he had just completed. The graver is held in a steel holder and struck with a light engraving hammer. Very “old School” but for a custom rifle it is very appropriate. Continue reading

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Custom engraved Spyderco Robin

I selected a photo of father and son walking down a street with the little guy swinging on Dad’s arm. Very cool photo. Since they are in the San Francisco area I added the Golden Gate off in the background and used western scroll to symbolize the fog that SF Bay is famous for. Continue reading

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Custom engraved Knives

The scrolls were cut with a 105 degree graver and a GRS C-Max 90 degree graver was used for all the shading. Total engraving time 11 hours. Continue reading

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Custom hand engraved knives.

I engraved this entire knife in western scroll in just under 40 minutes. The backbone scrolls went very quickly and now I’m into the shading and backgrounding. Continue reading

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