- Bulino engraving:
Also call "booknote" engraving in the US, it is a high definition
engraving of an images by means of a small graver using hand
force to produce micro lines or micro dots closely packed together in
order to produce tonal density changes. This technique has the
capability to define images very well in high detail and creates a
great amount of realism.
- Metal inlay: Inlay
is the means of inserting precious metals such as Silver / Gold /
Platinum into a base material such as steel. The process involves
cutting out the pattern from the base material to the exact shape of
the image to be inlaid. The depth of the cut out is relative to the
thickness of the material being inlaid. After the cut out has been
leveled, its surface is undercut to create random edges and the
material to be inlaid is then hammered into place causing the precious
metal to flow into the under-cutting edges. The precious metal is
then stoned and sanded flush with the base surface. The inlay is
finally shade, using the “bulino” technique to give volume and realism
to the animal.
- Metal overlay: Same
principal as above, but the precious metalis left "proud" (above)
of the base material and create a three dimentional engraving. The
precious metal can be shade as above or sculpted or schlpted then shade.