I had the pleasure of a visit from my friend Robert Swartley, one of the foremost talented engravers in the country. He brought over his current project, an antique gun. You can see the workmanship in the pistol grip, eventually gold to be applied in the deep grooves. He's a master. I am always in awe of his skills and artistry... and he has such a sweet heart.
(hint hint, he works slow these days, but still is actively working!)