Welcome to my metal engraving hand tools webpage
The picture above tells you much about this art which is today only preserved in jewelry and other few niches sch as knife making, byke decorations and a few more applications. And the engraver here is not doing any decorations on objects, but he is drawing with a chisel on a copper or other materials to then use it for prints, art prints...like famous artists in the past such as Albrecht Durer.
Today. there are two principle kind of hand equipments:
here I will show you both methods.
He uses only hammer and chisel as you can see better here below
and here during my bamboo rod making moment in Sarnen, 2009 Jaroslav Vecko is giving us a demonstration.
This picture with the fishing rod butt detail is instead made by a professional from Belgium.
Here follow the two most used pneumatics tools:
The Lindsay System
...the GRS graver system used by Christian de Camillis here in an demostration of the bulino technique.
There are two main forums about metal hand engraving. They friendly compete to each other because they are business competitors with their proprietary penumatic tools and gears.
One is Steve Lindsay Forum. Steve sell his own and famous Lindsay Palm Handgraver
Sam Alfano is the creator and and editor of the most frequented engraving forum: the The Engraver Cafe Forum. I met Sam in person while at the Basel annual jewelry and watch world show. A great guy and famous in the sector.
Both are great places. Lot's of tutorials, images. Great communities!