Roger Henrichs Fox Sterlingworth

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With the help of James B. Meek’s The Art of the Engraver and E.C. Prudhomme’s Gun Engraving Review, Roger learned how to engrave with a chase hammer, chisel, and hand-push gravers. He engraved his first gun in 1972, and did commission work on a part-time basis until 1980. He next started an engineering/construction consulting business, and the time needed to make it successful left little time for engraving. As a result, he quit engraving. As his business grew and prospered and some free time became available, he then took up woodworking, instead of returning to engraving. In 2005, when he ran out of woodworking projects, he decided to return to engraving. He upgraded his studio to include a microscope and air-assist gravers. Like riding a bicycle, he picked back up on it in short order. He closed his consulting firm and now engraves full-time. This Fox Sterlingworth is one of his most recent projects. I think we should all welcome him back. Photos courtesy Roger Henrichs

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  1. I must admit that 1911 is sweet. Most of this stuff is pretty ridiculous though, who would do all that to a hunting rifle? I wouldn’t want to take something like that out in the field. And if you’re not planning on using them, then what’s the point at all? Form follows function.