Engraving a Serge Panchenko Bean Knife “Dogfish”

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Starting a new engraving project on one of Serge Panchenko’s sweet little Bean folding knives (sergeknives.com). This Bean knife scale is in bronze, and is a dream to cut. Just a bit under three inches long.

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Adding in the 24 karat gold inlays in the undulating bull kelp fronds. L to R, undercutting the pockets, pounding in the gold wire, trimming it back.

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Spent the day doing ophthalmology and dentistry on sergeknives.com collaboration NW-style Dogfish. Upper left, undercut and heavily stippled with a little trick for inlaying gold wire in round spots. Then, various stages of pounding in and trimming the inlaid gold.

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Finished trimming out the gold inlays today. Next, background removal and stippling, and then it will be back to Serge for assembly…

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serge knives.com Bean folding knife NW-style Dogfish finished! Left image before detailing and inking, right side finished.

Thanks for looking!

Tom Sterling

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