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Harvey Dean Hunter W/ Dunn Engraving

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Thought I would share another photo of my Harvey Dean Hunter since Steve did some scratching on it.
Thanks for viewing.

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Fantastic..the Engraving compliments the Damascus really well
that is Harvey's New hunter pattern..mmmm nice..love it when Dean and Dunn get together...Enjoy!
 
Beautiful knife, both Harvey and Steve will be at the Reno show the last week in January. I hope to make it if the weather holds up.
 
Thanks for your views and comments.
Harvey's knife and Steve's engraving does make a spectacular package.
 
I like the semi -spear point with the the clip ..... is it sharpened?

Dean and Dunn make quite a team when you need some of finest scratching on one of the finest knives.

Stephen
 
Prefer the engraving on the guard to that on the escutcheon. They seem to "fight" each other (or is that the lighting?). Beautiful knife!:thumbup:
 
I like the semi -spear point with the the clip ..... is it sharpened?

Dean and Dunn make quite a team when you need some of finest scratching on one of the finest knives.

Stephen

Stephen, the clip is just short of being sharpened...
 
I admit to not knowing a lot about fixed blades, but I have learned a little bit about engraving and it seems to me that the engraving on the escutcheon is quite different than that on the guard. Is it supposed to be like that? To my eyes (or is it a result of how the knife was lit for the shot?) the engraving on the escutcheon looks almost like a pencil "sketch" - very 'thin' and without the 'depth' and dimensionality the engraving on the guard has. Am I missing something? :confused:
 
I like everything about this knife(in fact, I don't recall one of Harvey's knives I didn't like), but the thing I really LOVE about this one is the blade shape.
 
I admit to not knowing a lot about fixed blades, but I have learned a little bit about engraving and it seems to me that the engraving on the escutcheon is quite different than that on the guard. Is it supposed to be like that? To my eyes (or is it a result of how the knife was lit for the shot?) the engraving on the escutcheon looks almost like a pencil "sketch" - very 'thin' and without the 'depth' and dimensionality the engraving on the guard has. Am I missing something? :confused:

Happy New Years Day;

You are correct. Steve used two different styles in engraving this piece.
The guard is relief engraved where the image is scribed onto the guard, then the material around the scribed image is removed revealing the desired affect.
The escutcheon is line engraved where the image is basically engraved (drawed) into the escutcheon. I believe this would be referred to as English Scroll in this case.
I dough the escutcheon plate had the required thickness to deep relief engrave it.

We wanted to keep the engraving simple on this piece. In other words to complement Harvey's design. Not to make an engraving statements or make it too fancy as Harvey designed this hunter to be capable of extreme hard use in the field, not as a museum piece.

Steve, please feel free to add to or correct any of my comments.

Jerry Fisk documents the deep relief method of engraving step by step very well in the thread below.

http://www.fisk-knives.com/up_coming_shows.htm

(scroll to NLT #5 Southwest Bowie to view engraving)

Thanks all for your views and comments.
 
Kevin ,
You are right in your statements about the engraving. I couldn't have discribed it better.
Cockroachfarm, what your are seeing is due to the lighting. In real life the engraving on the escutcheon is very three D, due to the shading.
Steve
 
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