Sterling Silver Hand Engraved Bracelet This hand engraved silver bracelet was done for a really nice man who wanted something extra special for his wife’s 70th birthday. Of course her name is Penny! He liked the scroll-work he saw on another one of my bracelets but asked if I could add her name to the […]
Author Archive | David Sheehan
Unique Wedding Gift I have hand engraved many knives for groomsman gifts but this is the first time a bride has commissioned me to engrave a wedding gift for her new husband! She picked out a quality Kershaw folding pocket knife. She asked to have his name, the wedding date, a special scripture on the […]
Hand Engraved Sterling Silver Trophy Cups I was commissioned by the owner of Clear Creek Golf Course in Lake Tahoe to hand engrave these three antique sterling silver trophy cups for his club champions. He purchased these fine antique trophy cups while on a trip to England. Clear Creek is a top of the line golf […]
Hand Engraved Kershaw Pocket Knives. A very thoughtful father in Texas asked if I would hand engrave two pocket knives he purchased for his sons. He asked to have his son’s initials engraved into each knife along with some scroll and floral design. I tried to work the large screw head into the design […]
Hand Engraved Vintage Bulova Watch I was commissioned to hand engrave this beautiful 1950’s solid gold Bulova watch by Daniel Gibbings, a fine luxury jeweler in Montecito, California.
Hand Engraved with Gold Inlay for SnapOn I worked together with renowned knifemaker Russ Kommer on this custom knife for the SnapOn Tool Company to be used as a presentation award at their national convention. I was asked to hand engrave the stainless steel bolsters and I chose to inlay the SnapOn Logo with 24K […]
Hand Engraved Bulova Watch On this rectangular shaped watch I decided to use a double running leaf design around the watch face. Each leaf is deeply hand engraved with great care and then shaded to add realism to the leaves. It is a simple but I think very elegant look for this nice Bulova […]
Hand Engraved Stainless Steel Watch This stainless steel hand engraved wrist watch features English Scroll work around the dial and the lugs. The customer’s initials are engraved next to the crown. This is deep relief engraving which results in a 3 dimensional look and feel.
Hand Engraved Watch – Stellar Corpse style! The skull in the design on this watch was patterned after the logo in my son’s rock band. This is a 316 Stainless Steel watch case with running leaf design hand engraved around the top and then deep relief scroll work on each side of the skull. […]
Hand Engraved Stainless Steel Watch. This hand engraved watch features a running leaf design around the dial and some deep relief english scroll engraving on the sides. Although this is not an expensive watch, the hand engraving certainly gives it a unique and elegant look.
A few Russ Kommer Knives I hand engraved for the 2015 Atlanta Blade Show Russ makes high quality custom knives and I was honored to have been commissioned to engrave these beauties for the largest knife show in the country. Russ told me they were well received and they all sold quickly!
Hand Engraved Wedding Band Set – 14K White Gold with Diamonds I hand engraved this matching set of rings from 14K solid white gold comfort fit bands. Each ring features 3 flush set 2.5 mm quality grade VS diamonds. The continuous running leaf design symbolizes unending love. This elegant matching wedding band set will bring […]
Hand Engraved Buck Folders for Graduation Gifts Two best friends who graduated high school together were each given a hand engraved Buck 110 folder for graduation gifts. These boys like to go camping and fishing and their thoughtful parents asked me to engrave a couple of memorable knives for them. These are the 50th […]
Hand Engraved Ruby Ring This is a Sterling Silver size 10 comfort fit ring which was hand engraved with a running leaf design. 3 Rubies were flush set into the ring. This type of hand engraved design has been very popular.
Hand Engraved Kershaw Knife I was commissioned to hand engrave this Kershaw folding knife by a thoughtful woman as an anniversary gift for her husband. She asked if I could incorporate the famous Greek quote “Molon labe” which means “come and take them”. She sent me a picture of the Greek quote carved in stone […]
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 […]
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 […]