John Rohner’s collection of chasing hammer heads

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I'm really fascinated by John Rohner’s collection of chasing hammer heads engraved by some of the world’s finest practioners.
I have only found random images and references to some of the collection. Is there a good photo library of the collection crediting the individual artists? Maybe we can crate one in this thread. chasing-hammers-BetsyLehndorff.jpg
 

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i started one. did the face and rim. never did finish it. i think john received it some time ago.
 
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That’s really nice work Brian.

What was the arrangement? Were you paid to engrave a supplied blank head, or did you just do it for the honour of being asked to be apart of the collection?

Monk, you sent it back unfinished, just a lack of time or motivation?
 

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If the power company would accept honor as payment then perhaps I would engrave for honor :) but no I only engrave for money. Jerry Fisher built the hammer, and being I engrave many of Jerry's guns, John asked me to do the engraving.

It was a good intro though, I never really talked with John prior, but after I did this job for him, he would call and we'd visit every so often, he had lived an interesting life, and had many good stories.
 
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