Cost of Engraving & Scheduling

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          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 two 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 $350 to as much as $600 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 $45.   Cost per letter goes down as the number of letters goes up.



– 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