South African Style Engraving

Christiaan

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Jacques Herbst asked me to send him some photos of gun engraving we have in the shop. So I took some photos of a rifle that was made for the late State President PW Botha. Armin Winkler did the engraving. It has a Springbuck (our national emblem) on the floorplate. The normal scrolls are replaced with Protea flowers, our national flower. I like the personalised "different African style". I struggled with the light and couldn't get close enough. I hope you can see them.
 

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jacques herbst

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this is very nice christiaan.i would love to get my paws on this one to examine it closely.i think that he did us proud.i love the fact that he used protea flowers and that just screams south africa.what a honor it must be to engrave for a president.
 

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Hello Christianna, I like your game sceen, it looks like you did some sculpture work on the animal, Is that an impala or a spring buck, I have never been asked to engrave one so excuse my ignorance?

It all looks very good.

Ed DeLorge
 

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Christiaan,
Thanks, for posting...
I stumbled across it in the photo gallery....
I had to take another and another look...
Is Armin Winkler currently engraving?
Could you post more of his work?
Thanks again,
Stephen


Monk, if not for your efforts in the photo gallery, I would have missed out on this beauty...
 

Christiaan

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Christiaan,
Is Armin Winkler currently engraving?
Could you post more of his work?
Thanks again,
Stephen
Stephen, I don't know if Armin is still engraving. Maybe Chris or Jacques can help us on that one. If I get some more of his work I'll post it.
 
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I am always stunned to see such art on a rifle, Armin did a great job!

Soon I will be the proud owner of a 338WM rifle which Armin also did the engraving for. As soon as I get the rifle I will post some photos of the artwork
 

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