Archive for the ‘Flatware Engraving’ Category

Kirk Sterling Flatware Monogram

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Sterling Flatware Being Engraved

Sterling Flatware Being Engraved

The Engraving of a Silver Flatware Service starts with the Master Design being drawn onto the sample piece of silver. From there the engraver determines the tool cut and texture desired for the finished design. The client may choose to have a bright mirror like finish, in which case the graver is sharpened to a high polished cutting edge. A fine diamond wheel of 600 grit would produce a satin like cut, a 1200 grit wheel a much finer silky satin finish, etc. After client approval, this piece will transfer identical designs scaled to each piece in the service, completing the work.

Finished Kirk Sterling Flatware

Finished Kirk Sterling Flatware

This is the finished Master Monogram, # 83 from the Engraving Charts. This is refered to as an “Interlocking Script Cypher”, last initial larger and in the middle. In this instance a small scroll element travels downward from the center character, to start the eye moving down the service piece, as requested by the client. When cutting a “threaded” monogram, it is imperative that the threads diverge and converge in a even and gracefull manner, consistent in depth and width, fluid in line and composistion. Having the graver emphasize the passing of stem elements in front of and behind each other further reinforces the illusion of three dimensionality, a most convincing “icing on the cake”.

Flatware Engraving – Tiffany Persian

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

This hand engraved Tiffany Persian Flatware exhibits a very detailed #471 Script Cypher.

Hand Engraved Tiffany Persian Flatware

Hand Engraved Tiffany Persian Flatware

Hand Engraved Silver and Services

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Hand Engraved Silver Set

Hand Engraved Spoon Set

Hand Engraved Spoon Set

Flatware Being Hand Engraved

Flatware Being Hand Engraved

This is an example of hand engraved spoon handles from a large silver set created for a client.

Hand Engraved Spoon Set

Hand Engraved Spoon Handle

This standard #2 pencil gives reference to the fine detail of the spoon engraving.

Fancy Leaf and Vine 3 Letter Monogram

Fancy Leaf and Vine 3 Letter Monogram

George is cutting the layout of a fancy 3 letter monogram in the leaf and vine style.