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Steve Hoel's Barry Lee Hand sengraved "Gilded Pearl" from the AKI 2009 catolog


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Steve Hoel

 

The Classic Coke Bottle Model Featuring the all new “Gilded Pearl Technique” using 24k Gold inlaid into the exhibition grade white pearl by Master Engraver Barry Lee Hands.

Barry is the inventor of this new method and this is the first folding knife ever engraved with this technique, as well as the first collaboration by Steve and Barry.

The abundant ornamentation of the 24k Gold inlaid engraving complements Steve’s timeless design and features Arabesque leaves with slender stems originating in the frame of 416 stainless, flowing gently forward from the rear bolster through the pearl with pure gold leaves, and back into the stainless, culminating in a dramatic flourish of 24k Gold leaves at the front bolster, all surrounded by a generous 24k border.

The blade of ATS 34 has been precisely heat treated to 60 Rockwell.

 

 

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It is so delightful that you share these creations with us. I have much admiration for the skills you both have. Elegance in craftsmanship and design.

 

Have you done something to the leaves to cause a shading effect, or is it lighting only that causes the inner parts of the leaves to be a bit darker?

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It is so delightful that you share these creations with us. I have much admiration for the skills you both have. Elegance in craftsmanship and design.

 

Have you done something to the leaves to cause a shading effect, or is it lighting only that causes the inner parts of the leaves to be a bit darker?

Hi Janel,

The leaves are sculpted and shaded with a graver.

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