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Old 02-01-2016, 02:24 PM
JeridJohnson JeridJohnson is offline
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Howdy folks.. engraving virgin here.. I'm interested in learning about engraving as a means to embellish my custom knives. I have been a custom knifemaker and bladesmith for 12 years. You can check out my work at http://www.jeridjohnson.com or connect with me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jeridjohnsonknives where I post a lot of build pics and completed knives.

Below is an example of one of my recently completed hunting knives.



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Old 02-02-2016, 10:40 AM
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You make very nice looking knives. I'm sure you will be most welcome into the forum, there are many friendly and helpful members here. Do you have an idea of what style or type of engraving you wish to pursue or start with?


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Old 02-02-2016, 12:03 PM
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Thanks for the compliment Bob. Pretty much interested in scrollwork on non ferrous metals at this time. Hand push manual engraving.. Guards and pin heads.

I recently did this peened finish on a bronze guard and really like the texture and depth it brought to the piece. I figure engraving would do the same/similar.

Between the gravers, sharpening, and clamping tools this stuff adds up $$ quick.. Reminds me of all the tooling needed for leather work..

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Old 02-03-2016, 12:56 PM
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Without a doubt the effect provides the knife a subtle elegant charm. I think you will find a number of possibilities using engraving that will provide what you are looking for. Good tools and materials are seldom available at a low cost, the better ones have longevity and value. Do you intend to use an instructor?

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Old 02-04-2016, 08:58 AM
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Hi Jerid
I seen very nice knives on the link ,I also liked your website setup.
http://www.airgraver.com/Hand_Engrav...s_Overview.htm

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Old 02-05-2016, 10:08 AM
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Without a doubt the effect provides the knife a subtle elegant charm. I think you will find a number of possibilities using engraving that will provide what you are looking for. Good tools and materials are seldom available at a low cost, the better ones have longevity and value. Do you intend to use an instructor?

Bob
I totally understand the value of quality tools..

I'm planning to check around to see if there are any engravers locally that can help get me started.. Until then, I'm reading and sponging info :-)
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:09 AM
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Hi Jerid
I seen very nice knives on the link ,I also liked your website setup.

Thanks for the compliments.
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