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Friday, January 4, 2013

We Like Pretty Things...

Reader Jeff in Oregon sent me a link to to a gentleman who does some seriously awesome engraving work:

Otto Carter Engraving

He engraves firearms, knives, and motorcycle parts, and everything I've seen is nothing short of stunning. I do think this picture is my absolute favorite, though:

(picture "borrowed" from Otto Carter website, revolver section)

Yes, the Ruger "billboard" has been removed and updated with a much simpler company logo. Very nice, very clean. With scrollwork to boot...

The one thing I do not have in my collection is a firearm with engraving. It's certainly not through planning - I would love to have something custom done - but more because, well, I'm both cheap and utilitarian. Custom engraving such as this is expensive - it represents an enormous investment of time and energy - and while it is beautiful to look at, it's not something I've gone out of my way to acquire.

This, however, makes me re-think that paradigm...

That is all.

5 comments:

Wally said...

Absolutely beautiful work!

Dave H said...

The problem with living in a CC-only state is you can't show off something beautiful like those handguns. (That's true of holsters too.) I'd give several appendages to have that Colt that says "Come and take it."

If I was going to have work like that done I'd have to buy a new gun. Nothing I currently own is worthy.

Mopar said...

I actually know an awesome engraver right here in New England. She does things the old fashioned way, by hand, not with a computer and a laser. http://engravingbynoelle.com

libertyman said...

Fabulous work -- look at the website. Don't tell Tam there is a Taurus Judge engraved there, though.
And Mopar, Noelle's work looks first rate as well.

Wraith said...

I don't give two hoots about engraving, bejeweling, or any other 'bling' that isn't relevant to making the little hole appear where it should. It's a tool, not a piece of freakin' jewellery.

However, I wouldn't mind engraving my wife's purse gun with the legend "RAPE WHISTLE." She digs the idea. :D