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    Default Dante's Inferno theme engraving

    This is a job from a couple months ago. This was one of the most intense themes I have done. Tons of details in very small places.

    The theme was Dante's Inferno and the images are based on Dore's illustrations for the book. The toughest part was that I had to alter the images to make them fit the format of the windows. I had to make the altered images still recognizable as the classic Dore illustrations.

    The "frames" are sculpted and the images are bulino engraved. The scenes on the hidden panels were also bulino engraved. The knife was made by Joe Kious of Kerrville, TX.







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    I am completely amazed. Speechless even. That is some of the most beautiful engraving work I have ever seen.

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    That is true art, all the details....wow amazing!
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    As already mentioned, stunned and amazed at the grace of that work. Wow!
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    Wow........

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    Stunning and breath-taking. Please start attacking razors!

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    A true artist. Told you so before, telling you again. A master at his craft. Nuff Said

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    Ho Lee Cow! Wonderful. Is the blade Damascus? Yes, PLEASE get some of that work onto some razor scales. Magnificent.

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    Speechless.....

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