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Old 03-31-2021, 02:09 PM
SarahLadd SarahLadd is offline
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Default Work in progress on kershaw leek

Hi everyone,

This is my first knife. I took Ray's beginner class 3 weeks ago and I'm just getting started! What do you think? I'm just starting to get details in on the scene. I've kinda picked a method and I'm gonna run with it, but it'd be great to hear from people who've engraved many reptiles and their technique for shading them and engraving scales.

I drew this design on my phone using autodesk sketchbook and transfers made using a Canon pixma printer. Thank you for looking!
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Old 03-31-2021, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: Work in progress on kershaw leek

looks pretty good to me..................nice job.
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: Work in progress on kershaw leek

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Here are some of my fish scales as an example of shading. By artistic convention, fish scales tend to be rounded, and reptile/dragon scales tend to be more pointed, but I would shade them both the same way.

Good luck, and you’re doing a great job! Ray’s a great teacher!

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Old 04-10-2021, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: Work in progress on kershaw leek

Sarah that looks really nice, especially as your first knife! How did the Kershaw Leek stainless handle cut? Two years ago, a knife collector advised me to buy a Kershaw for hand engraving since those are (collectable) quality knives with an engravable stainless handle, on the Kershaw website I read: Handle Material 410 stainless steel (bead blasted finish). First I tried a small test on the backside with clip, wanted to cut my logo into a corner. I used my hardest carbalt graver for this test, it felt impossible to engrave. Maybe both sides of the handles are made of two different alloys, or it's just the bead blasted surface?
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