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Master Engraver Barry Lee  Hands

"An Artist's Palette"
The Steve Hoel Five Color Coke Bottle Engraved by Barry Lee Hands The first collaboration by Steve and Barry since AKI 2009 This stunning vintage medium coke bottle features five color virgin gold inlays on the 416 stainless frame in 24k yellow, antique 23k yellow, 14k pastel green, 18k green and 22k rose gold, executed with fully sculpted raised relief on a sculpted scroll 416 stainless background. The generous 24k flush line and sculpted leaf borders provide the perfect frame for this interplay of multicolor gold and stainless which surround the Exhibition Grade Australian Silverlip Pearl inlay, which is itself inlaid with Barry’s original “Gilded Pearl” technique featuring nine 24k gold leaves with stems on each side. The leading edge of the front bolsters are inlaid with 24k gold and set with a brilliant cut diamond. The Boot blade, of ATS 34, is decorated with Barry’s unique “Burnished Blade” technique, and the spine is decorated with “Burnished Pastel” technique in green, red and yellow gold. The only knife extant with these three original techniques featured together.

Engraving by Barry Lee  Hands
7191 E. Carey Ave, Las Vegas, NV, 89156

Barry Lee Hands offers the finest engraving, engraving consulting, writing and photography to his clients in the world of Fine Firearm and Knife collecting.
Mr Hands has been a professional Engraver since he was apprenticed at the age
of seventeen years.
Barry Lee Hands has worked and studied with engravers such as Ken Hunt, Ron Smith and Winston Churchill.
His clients and collaborators have included Steve Hoel, S.R. Johnson, David Trevallion, Jerry Fisher, Gary Goudy, Lee Helgeland, Craig Boddington, The Winchester Custom Shop, The Colt Custom shop, C. Sharps Arms Co., Dakota Arms co., and John Rigby and Co.
Mr Hands holds Certified Master status in the Firearms Engravers Guild of America, and regular membership in the American Custom Gunmakers Guild and is an associate member of the Knifemakers Guild..
Barry Lee Hands has served as an Engraving Instructor for GRS/Glendo, the Colorado Gunsmithing Academy , and The Ithaca Gun Company.
Mr Hands is a well known authority on the Art and History of engraving, writing articles for such prestigious publications as The Double Gun Journal, Shooting Sportsman , Blade, Gunmaker and Engraver.
Barry Lee Hands is known for his thorough and meticulous layout and design, combining time honored engraving techniques with his own innovative style. Among his original contributions to the Art are his “Gilded Pearl” Technique, his “Burnished Blade” and “Burnished Gold” Techniques.
Recognized as working at the Master level of accomplishment, he is world renowned and in great demand.

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