Elite Cafe Member
- Mar 29, 2021
- The Netherlands
The same is happening in all engraving at this point. Tools, jewelry, knives and whatever else is engraved. I truly think that part of the problem is, that some engravers(laser or hand) feel that they are good enough, blind to their own mistakes. Family and friends telling them, that what they are making is awesome. The general public...doesn't know what to look for. So these engravers will start selling way too early in my opinion and for prices that are unreal. Making the general public think that better quality(if they even notice the difference) is even more expensive. They are simply opting for the cheaper and readily available product.I´m honestly not surprised at all.. I see this even in hand engraving groups on facebook and other places where guns are hand engraved.
Let me first say that I have nothing against guns and don't want to start a gun discussion, but in most countries here in Europe we have very different laws, thinking and approach to guns in general. Especially hand guns..
Anyway I see very often that whatever scratches is done on a gun, either it is laser ot hand scratches and especially in USA some people (please not some people) absolutely love it, and I often think that it´s more because they see it on a gun and get sort of blinded.. Some kind of gun fetish. I´m sure there are Europeans liking it too, but here it´s more rare to own a hand gun..
If they would have seen the same engraving, either laser or hand engraving on lets say a phone cover, a tool or whatever, they would not have paid attention at all. But on a gun, everything is beautiful..
Lasers are here to stay, and will only get better and better.. so there will always be some people making lemon juice and make a good business on it as long as some people think whatever on a gun is beautiful.