Hand Engraved Natchez Bowie VG-1 San Mai III ® This is a quality made knife! I was commissioned to hand engrave this knife by Lynn Thompson, the president of Cold Steel. I used an old school double running leaf engraving pattern and flush set sapphires into the design. I set some 2.5mm sapphires into the […]
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Hand Engraved Cold Steel Natchez Bowie This beautifully made, almost 12 inch Bowie, is a real eye catcher. I was commissioned to hand engrave this knife by Lynn Thompson, the president of Cold Steel. I chose to use a double running leaf engraving pattern and flush set rubies into the design. The size of this […]
Hand Engraved Cold Steel Laredo Bowie Knife This nicely made 10 1/2″ Bowie features a Mar Tempered 0-1 High Carbon blade. I was commissioned to hand engrave this knife by Lynn Thompson, the president of Cold Steel. I chose to use a simple but elegant age old running leaf engraving pattern. (I call this one a […]
Hand Engraved Ruby Ring This is a deep relief, hand engraved Titanium ring with 6 rubies flush set evenly around the ring. The titanium ring has a slight dome and is of the highest quality grade. The rubies are set into the design using a flush setting technique otherwise known as gypsy setting. This is […]
Hand Engraved Ring for Her This is a sterling silver engraved ring with flush set gemstones integrated into the deep relief hand engraved design.
Hand Engraved Tatto Machine Frame I was asked to hand engrave a tattoo machine by a really cool cat up in Santa Cruz, CA. The metal is a really tough cast steel alloy but it was really fun to engrave. Although it is quite time intensive, I chose to engrave it in deep relief […]
Hand Engraved Titanium Men’s Ring This hand engraved Titanium Ring features a Celtic endless knot design blended into a 24K gold inlaid oval with deeply engraved initials.
Walrus Jawbone Custom Drop Point Hunter This custom prototype knife was hand crafted by legendary knife-maker Russ Kommer and hand engraved by David Sheehan. It was introduced at the 2015 SHOT show in Las Vegas. This custom hunting knife features Walrus Jawbone handles and hand engraved stainless bolsters.
Pearl Handle Semi Skinner Hunting Knife This custom prototype knife was hand crafted by legendary knife-maker Russ Kommer and hand engraved by David Sheehan. It was introduced at the 2015 SHOT show in Las Vegas. This custom hunting knife features pearl handles and hand engraved stainless bolsters.
Hand Engraved Pearl Handle Bird and Trout Knife This custom prototype #1 knife was hand crafted by legendary knife-maker Russ Kommer and hand engraved by David Sheehan. It was introduced at the 2015 SHOT show in Las Vegas. It features mother of pearl scales and hand engraved 416 Stainless bolsters.
Hand Engraved Mammoth Tooth Free Range Hunter This custom free range hunter knife was hand crafted by legendary knife-maker Russ Kommer and hand engraved by David Sheehan. It was introduced at the 2015 SHOT show in Las Vegas.
Hand Engraved Blue Mammoth Tooth Semi-Big Belly Skinner This custom knife was hand crafted by legendary knife-maker Russ Kommer and hand engraved by David Sheehan. It was introduced at the 2015 SHOT show in Las Vegas.
Hand Engraved Titanium Ring This commercially pure titanium ring was hand engraved in deep relief fashion and then anodized with a rich blue background. As you can see in the picture below, this ring can also be created with a black background for those who prefer a more classic look.
Hand Engraved Case Toothpick Knives These two little antique beauties were sent to me by a knife collector who wanted them hand engraved. The knives are only 3″ long when closed. Hand engraving the small nickel-silver bolsters was challenging but enjoyable! The one on top is deep relief style and the one under it has […]
Hand Engraved Silver Pendant with Garnet Gemstone This hand engraved Sterling Silver pendant was created for a special lady in New Mexico as a Christmas gift. She made me promise not to make another one exactly like it! Her name is also hand engraved on the back.
Hand Engraved Personalized Knife A nice young man from Alabama asked me to hand engrave a special Christmas gift for his sister who is a knife collector. I hand engraved his sister’s initials, a flowing scroll design and a quote that he requested for his sister. The Knife is a Cold Steel Code 4 anodized […]
Hand Engraved 50th Birthday Gift A thoughtful lady in Texas asked me to hand engrave a Spyderco Byrd Knife for her husband’s 50th Birthday. Deep relief style hand engraving was used to create this design in the Spyderco stainless steel handle. She reported back to me that her husband was extremely pleased with the gift!
Hand Engraved Graduation Gift A nice gentleman in NY named Dave commissioned me to create this hand engraved Sterling Silver Bracelet as a gift for his wife’s graduation from her medical residency program. He asked me to engrave a message to his wife on the inside of the bracelet. I was impressed by how proud […]
Hand Engraved Celtic Rings These are high quality Sterling Silver bands hand engraved in deep relief fashion with a unique and continuous Celtic Knot design. The background in the photo above is plated with 24K Gold. The background in the photo below is blackened with a special enamel for greater contrast.
Hand Engraved Gift for the Author S.M. Stirling I was commissioned by Lynn Thompson, president of Cold Steel Knives, to engrave this hand picked Code 4 as a gift of appreciation to one of his favorite authors, S.M. Stirling. Seems to me that a good book, a good knife and a good friend makes a […]
Buck 110 Engraved and passed down the line… A thoughtful woman from Michigan requested that I hand engrave a Buck 110 folder that was owned by her father as a gift for her son. She asked that I engrave the initials of the son on one side and the initials of his grandparents on the […]
Hand Engraved Kershaw Knife This Stainless Steel Kershaw knife with a blackwash finish was hand engraved as a gift from the groom to his best man. The engraving was carefully laid out to flow with the design of this quality knife and preserve the Kershaw Logo. The groom asked for an eagle to be incorporated […]
Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Bracelet This Dolphins at Sunset bracelet is hand engraved in deep relief fashion. The relieved background areas are hand stippled and then plated with 24K Gold. The inspiration for this design comes from all the dolphins I see while walking along Santa Barbara shores with my trusty dog Petie! View the complete […]
Sterling Silver Bracelet with 24K Gold This “Old Santa Barbara Mission Bracelet” is hand engraved in deep relief fashion. The recessed engraved areas are then electroplated with 24K Gold. The design features several elements from the iconic mission including the newly restored rosetta window above the entrance, the carved wooden doors and flowing designs painted […]
Hand Engraved Cold Steel Espada XL This was a very special engraving project done for a 12 year U.S. Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) – a Green Beret unit. He fought in Panama and Desert Shield / Storm. He asked for something patriotic including […]
Hand Engraved Spyderco Knives These two Spyderco folders were hand engraved for a local customer. The stainless steel Spyderco Endura above was engraved as a gift for his boss, while the slightly smaller stainless steel Spyderco Delica below was his own knife that his boss liked to borrow! Now they each have a pretty classy looking pocketknife.
Hand Engraved Buck 110 Anniversary Model Groomsmen Knives Groomsmen gifts don’t get much better than this. There are certainly less expensive ways to go but hand engraving the groomsmen initials and an elegant border into these classic Buck 110 Folding Knives makes groomsmen gifts that will be cherished forever.
Hand Engraved Cold Steel Espada for Homer Bailey, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds Doesn’t get much more gratifying than to have the opportunity to hand engrave a knife for a player from your all time favorite Major League Baseball team! I grew up near Cincinnati and lived and breathed the Reds! Homer Bailey is certainly […]
Silver Pendant This Sterling Silver Pendant will be added to my Santa Barbara collection of hand engraved jewelry. It matches the bracelet in the picture below. The deep relief hand engraving style really makes this pendant stand out and the delicate twist border adds a nice accent to the piece. View the complete Santa Barbara Collection […]
Javier called me to ask if there was anyway that I might be able to help him out of a jam just a week before his wedding day! He purchased a couple of very nice Aluminum handled Code 4 folding knives for his best man and himself. Unfortunately the machine engraving he tried to […]
Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Bracelet This is the first of a new line of deep relief, hand engraved bracelets that I hope to create. I have named this design “Santa Barbara”. It is cut from 18 ga sterling silver stock and hand engraved in deep relief fashion with a thin rope border around the edges. View […]
NRA Code 4 / Hand Engraved This One-of-a-Kind Code 4 folding knife was hand engraved for the NRA 2014 annual show! Over 1000 people signed up at the booth and once the winner was selected I engraved his initials to finish up the job! Of course his first name is Elvis!
Hand Engraved Texas Espada XL I was asked to hand engrave this Cold Steel Espada XL folding knife and give it a Texas theme. After several design ideas went into the wastebasket, I finally decided the Texas state map would fit nicely on the front side and the Texas Lone Star would work well on […]
Vintage BUCK 110 V STAG Handle Folding Pocket Knife This vintage Buck 110 was sent to me from a knife collector for custom hand engraving. I was asked to engrave his initials on one side and a nice scroll design on the other side. I chose to use a deep relief type of hand engraving […]
Hand Engraved Serbian Coat of Arms Sterling Silver Pendant This 1″ wide oval pendant is custom made from solid 14 guage Sterling Silver. The intricate design is hand engraved in deep relief fashion with the recessed areas plated in 24K gold. I was commissioned to engrave this pendant by a proud Serbian/American customer who is […]
Hand Engraved Corporate Logo Money Clip This Nickel/Silver money clip features a deep relief engraved business logo along with a hand engraved full name. The engraved areas are plated with 24K Gold. A matching golf ball marker adds a nice touch! Makes a nice gift for those special clients that will have them bringing your […]
Hand Engraved Damascus Knife / Deep Relief Hand Engraving This Damascus steel fixed blade knife was sent to me for engraving by a young lady who wanted to give a very special gift to her boyfriend who is an avid outdoors-man and hunter. She asked me to engrave his monogram and a nice design onto […]
This Hand Engraved Cold Steel Code 4 Folder was done for Ben in Minnesota. He expressed to me that he really enjoys pictures of trees with no leaves. So, along with his name and a bit of scroll work, Ben now has a new knife to add to his collection! The handles on this knife […]
Sterling Silver Hand Engraved Pendant This pendant was engraved for a nice young man in Maryland who wanted something special for his wife on Valentines Day. His wife’s initial “J” is engraved in deep relief fashion and surrounded by the name of his two little girls! He told me his wife loves Fords so […]
Hand Engraved Cold Steel Espada XL Knife / Deep Relief Style I was commissioned to engrave this beautiful Cold Steel Espada XL folding knife by Lynn Thompson, President of Cold Steel Knives. I decided to give this knife a “split personality” with classic scroll engraving on the top side and a more contemporary design in […]
Lord of the Rings / Hand Engraved Code 4 Engraving: The hand engraving on this knife reflects the desires of a customer who asked to have the Tree of Gondor and the Leaves of Lorien engraved into his Cold Steel Code 4 knife. He is very pleased with the result and although I was not that […]
Hand Engraved Knife / Cold Steel Code 4 Contact me for pricing and availability Available in a variety of blade configurations, the Code 4 series feature sturdy, 6061 Aluminum handles and high satin polished, razor sharp Japanese AUS8A blades. This knife is light, strong and makes a great every day carry. Engraving: The hand engraving on […]
Cold Steel TI-LITE 6″ Folding Knife / Hand Engraved Ti-Lite® tactical folders evoke the sleek speed and rebellious lines of the classic 1950’s-styled switchblade. Unlike most switchblades however, they are legal to carry nearly everywhere. They feature Japanese made AUS 8A stainless steel blades with a bead blast finish, razor sharp edges and sturdy, needle sharp […]
Buck 55 Folding Hunter / Hand Engraved Contact me for pricing and availability The Buck 55 is an heirloom sized version of the classic Buck 110 Folding Hunter. At half the size of the 110 hunter, the 55 is perfect for everyday carry use. It fits perfectly in a pocket and opens and closes securely […]
Cold Steel Code 4 Knives / Hand Engraved Contact me for pricing and availability Available in a variety of blade configurations, the Code 4 series feature sturdy, hard-anodized gun metal grey 6061 Aluminum handles, the unparalleled strength of world renowned and exclusive Tri-Ad lock and high satin polished, razor sharp Japanese AUS8A blades. Blade Length: […]
Cold Steel Code 4 Knives / Hand Engraved Pair Contact me for pricing and availability Available in a variety of blade configurations, the Code 4 series feature sturdy, hard-anodized gun metal grey 6061 Aluminum handles, the unparalleled strength of world renowned and exclusive Tri-Ad lock and high satin polished, razor sharp Japanese AUS8A blades. Blade […]
Buck Spitfire Folding Knife / Hand Engraved Contact me for pricing and availability The Buck Spitfire™ is designed for everyday carry. The wicked sharp blade can easily be opened with one hand and locks open with the lockback design. The aluminum handles offer a sleek and lightweight design. Blade Length: 3 1/4″ (8.3 cm) […]
Hand Engraved Argentium Silver Bracelet Contact me for pricing and availability This hand engraved bracelet is made from 18 Gauge, Argentium Silver. The hand engraving features a series of interconnected scrolls with flare cut leaves. The recessed engraving is plated with 24K gold. The edges of the bracelet features an intricate hand engraved running leaf […]
Hand Engraved Cold Steel Code 4 Folding Knife Contact me for pricing and availability This hand engraved Cold Steel knife features sturdy, hard-anodized gun metal grey 6061 Aluminum handles, the unparalleled strength of the world renowned and exclusive Tri-Ad lock and high satin polished, razor sharp Japanese AUS8A blade. Engraving: This knife was hand engraved by […]
Hand Engraved Flare Cut Bracelets / .999 Fine Silver Contact me for pricing and availability These flare cut hand engraved bracelets are made from 18 Gauge, .999 Fine Silver. The hand engraving features a series of interconnected scrolls with flare cut leaves. The recessed areas of the scrolls and leaves are plated with 24K gold. […]