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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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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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Silver Sheriff Badge – Bright cut.

I did the western style scrolls around the name. Engraving with a 120 degree graver for even brighter cuts. They turned out great 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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Hand engraving 1911 slide.

And in this last photo I have just about completed the scroll backbone cuts. Moving right along and making great progress. This is one hours worth of engraving. I spent another 20 minutes resharpening my gravers. Continue reading

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