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Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface by cutting grooves into it with a burin. The result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, or glass are engraved, or may provide an intaglio printing plate, of copper or another metal, for printing images on paper as prints or illustrations; these images are also called "engravings". Engraving is one of the oldest and most important techniques in printmaking. Wood engraving is a form of relief printing and is not covered in this article.
Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper in artistic printmaking, in mapmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. It has long been replaced by various photographic processes in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is much less common in printmaking, where it has been largely replaced by etching and other techniques.
"Engraving" is also loosely but incorrectly used for any old black and white print; it requires a degree of expertise to distinguish engravings from prints using other techniques such as etching in particular, but also mezzotint and other techniques. Many old master prints also combine techniques on the same plate, further confusing matters. Line engraving and steel engraving cover use for reproductive prints, illustrations in books and magazines, and similar uses, mostly in the 19th century, and often not actually using engraving.
Traditional engraving, by burin or with the use of machines, continues to be practised by goldsmiths, glass engravers, gunsmiths and others, while modern industrial techniques such as photoengraving and laser engraving have many important applications. Engraved gems were an important art in the ancient world, revived at the Renaissance, although the term traditionally covers relief as well as intaglio carvings, and is essentially a branch of sculpture rather than engraving, as drills were the usual tools.
Hello all, I've got a Glock 22 Gen 2 I am interested in selling outright or trading.
This Glock comes from the Kansas City Kansas Police Dept. It is engraved with the logo and marked "KCKPD"
Comes with one mag that is is marked LE/Military use only produced in 94.
Overall good condition for...
This Steyr made in 1971 would be hard to improve upon.
Factory Deluxe High Grade engraving with deep relief.
Chambered in 7mm Remington Magnum.
The ever slightest handling marks on wood.
Blueing is deep with no noticeable marks.
Wood is high grade and very appealing with a zebra stripe...
For sale is a very lightly used Browning BPS Field Model 20-Gauge Pump Shotgun, stamped 57534NYY62, indicated it is serial number 57534, manufactured in 1992, and is a youth and ladies model. Walnut stock with rubber buttplate, high gloss checkered pistol grip and forearm, high gloss blued...
Beautiful walnut stocked mauser 98 built by or for Wiesbaden rod and gun club. 3006, Fully hand engraved reciever and bottom metal. Full length ribbed barrel with back up irons, and side mounted weaver k4. Bore is bright and strong. 1200$
Hey there fellow shooters.
I have here a leupold vxr patrol for sale. Perfect condition clean and clear glass. Flip covers installed Red dot. Awesome scope.
Located in Beaverton
Start a convoy if interested thanks for looking
A gorgeous Smith and Wesson.
Model 36, f-comp . Distributed by Lew Horton and this is #32 of 50 sent to the American Historical Foundation and engraved and listed as a tactical edition, it has a 3inch barrel .
Engraving is beautiful
Wearing a beautiful set of Culina grips.