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Offline Jean Santos

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Flourishing on guns
« on: May 16, 2021, 05:42:43 AM »
  Bonjour ŗ tous, Hello everybody  :)


I donít post very often but I try to write as often as I canÖ.and I often visit  the Flourish forum

During the pandemic, while staying at home I had  to restore a few old guns ; Sometimes these guns  have a nice calligraphy, close to the copperplate we are writing.


I got a try on flourishing and engraving a plate with this kind of ornaments .

I hope  youíll like it 

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Re: Flourishing on guns
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2021, 05:48:07 AM »
I did a video while writing it  :)
https://youtu.be/OacmO51jwuY

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Re: Flourishing on guns
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2021, 10:39:49 AM »
So happy to hear from you Jean! This is magnificent! Your work is so beautiful! Thank your or sharing.  :-*
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Re: Flourishing on guns
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2021, 01:12:42 PM »
Oh wow, this is cool. I had no idea they did this kind of engraving on vintage firearms. Thanks for sharing, Jean!

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2021, 03:26:19 PM »
Thank You Erica you are so kind  :) It's a pleasure to read this forum

Thank You Handmadeletters, ; Yes you can find some nice lettering on vintage guns. Nowdays they are laser engraved . Flawless but not as beautiful as these vintage engravings on French Guns :

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Re: Flourishing on guns
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2021, 08:14:17 AM »
Hand engraving is an incredible art. I have a friend of mine, Tim Culllen, that took up the skill to engrave on his custom pens. I envy his skill and hope that one day my work will be able to stand beside his.

Iím not sure if Iím doing this right, but hopefully here is a link to one of his instagram posts.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CN_RGq4D49S/?utm_medium=copy_link

Or here is one on his Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/100004583465123/posts/1914962358666528/
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