KEN BROWN ENGRAVING DRESSES UP TWO KNIVES AND A GUN.

 

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Several years ago when the drill was brand new to me, and I had not yet figured out the Copperplate freehand script I do now, I did the letters on thin mylar sheets (CHART PAK) with an adhesive back.

KNIVES:  The sheets were lettered with pen and ink, let dry, then put on the knives.  A special bur was used to cut a clean, sharp line around around the edge of each letter to make an outline cut into the blades.  The pattern was then removed and the background around the letters was stippled…touched over and over….up and down, up and down, to create a textured background behind the letters.  The stippling came right up to the outline of the letter, without touching it.  

GUN:  The mylar pattern was lettered with pen and ink, then stuck in place on the gunstock.  A long, super-thin bur was used to cut around each letter.  The drill was held perfectly vertical so not to undercut the letters.  That thin cut into the wood, defining the letters, was then stippled away, along with some of the surrounding area to make the initials stand out.  On the Fry knife, the entire surface of the blade was stippled, leaving the letters smooth. 

See my book, THE KEN BROWN GUIDE TO OLD ENGLISH, that teaches the Old English style of pen Calligraphy that you can letter on mylar and dress up your own guns and knives.

-Ken  •  214.250.6958  •  See my site.

 

s ago when the drill was brand new to me and I had not yet figured out the Copperplate, freehand script I do now, I did the letters on thin mylar sheets with an adhesive backing.  The sheets were put on the knives and stippled around the edge of each letter to make a ‘skeleton’ of the letter etched on the blades.  The pattern was then removed and the backgroud around the letters was stippled…touched over and over….up and down, up and down, to create a textured background behind the letters.  On the gun, the mylar pattern was lettered with pen and ink, then stuck in place on the gunstock.  A long, thin bur was used to cut around each letter.  That thin cut into the wood, defining the letters, was then stippled away, along with some of the surrounding area to make the name stand out.   -Ken

 

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