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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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1911 Slide – Ejector side shading

I’ve hand engraved the backbone of the scroll design. Getting the spacing and layout the same on both sides always takes a little extra time. Continue reading

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Progress Report – Steel 1911 Slide

Here is the muzzle end of the slide. This is some tough steel and I’m getting nice cuts. The hard part is I am also doing a great deal of graver sharpening. Gravers need to be sharp to get the good results and smooth lines for this scroll. Continue reading

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Silver Sheriff Badge – Update

I have the layout on a copper practice plate and have been working on the lettering. I decided to use round gravers because the lettering will eventually be blackened. By using the round gravers I get a nice deep pocket to fill later with enamel. 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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Engraved Seecamp pistol

The barrel steel cut very nicely and the backstrap cut well but the curve of the grip made it a bit of a challenge. I could only cut in one direction due to the upturn of the grip. Took a bit more planning and more time to engrave but it turned out great. Continue reading

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