William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 9

Today is all about sculpting and detailing the centipede.  More work with a flat graver, followed sculpting with a small flat faced punch (with a slightly radius on the face).  Above, you can see the results of about two hours of sculpting.

Here’s the same thing, but with a quick patina added.  Much improved, don’t you think?

I want the centipede body to really stand out as very dark, something not easily done in stainless steel.   I’ve carefully stippled each body segment with a small carbide round, sharpened to a short taper on a diamond lap.



, above, an overall view of about three hours of work today.

Thanks for looking!


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