Your time is valuable! So is mine! Please Read!
Hand engraving is time-consuming. Quality work is very time-consuming. My intentions are to engrave to the best of my abilities & that takes more time. When given a budget that a customer is working with – I can give them an idea of how much engraving (coverage) I can do for them of high-quality work. I will only do my best work for you. My work schedule is nearly 3 years out at this time, and having the work marked on my calendar keeps it moving closer to completion. I usually start with a deposit of 10% to put it on my calendar and cover the costs of the initial drawings. 40% is due at the time of beginning the actual engraving work, and 50% is due before the final work is shipped to the customer. A typical set of knife bolsters will normally run from $400 to as much as $800 with highly decorated animal images, and possibly more with the inclusion of inlaid gold.
Give me a call or email me to begin the process of making your metal items (nearly all things metal (with exceptions) can be hand engraved) into a work of art.
LETTERING – $8 per letter with a minimum of $50. Cost per letter goes down as the number of letters goes up.
THINGS I WILL NOT (and cannot) ENGRAVE:
– Knife blades
– Ruger Red & Gold Label Stainless Shotguns (unless I can do some test cutting first)
– Colt Stainless MKIV Commander slides
– Plated items
– Anodized aluminum
– Cast Iron
– 6Al4V Titanium (aircraft grade and most knife makers use this) except for very shallow cuts.