WESN Knife Koi Tutorial


I’m baaaaack! Starting a Japanese-style koi engraving on a sweet little WESN folding knife. The Grade 5 titanium (6Al4V) scale is pretty tough stuff, but this little neck knife is so nice I’ll suffer through!


Adding 24 karat gold inlays and removing the background on the Grade 5 titanium WESN Knife


Sculpting the “splash” on the Grade 5 titanium WESN Knife. 1st deepening the cuts next to the fish

, then sculpting by carving away everything that’s not splash. Tiny Carbide round bur used for carving.


Time to add tiny little engraved cuts to shade the Grade 5 titanium WESN Knife. Zillions of tiny tapered lines on all those scales…


The Grade 5 titanium WESN Koi Knife is finished now that the special black stuff for inking has finally been delivered.


The finished knife, next to a US quarter for scale.

Thanks for Looking!

Tom Sterling

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