This video shows the basic steps taken in hammer and chisel engraving. I've been learning over the past years and this is a way to show my progress and just what hammer and chisel engraving is. I start with taking a pull from an engraved firearm and transfer the design to a practice plate. The cuts are made by striking a small homemade handle with a carbide chisel. Once the main cuts are made I add shade lines and the background is punched. I have posted several videos on the topic so far and will be posting more in the future.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Hammer It Home
Relax and watch a craftsman at work. A beautiful example of hammer and chisel engraving of steel. As the artist describes it...