Terry Theis has been engraving professionally since 1983. Terry executes a wide variety of traditional styles, working primarily with hammer and chisels. He feels that it is important to match the particular style of each piece to the personality of the owner and of the gun itself.
In 1992 Terry studied and worked with engraver Erich Boessler in Munnerstadt, Germany.
His favorite styles of engraving are deep releif American and Germanic scroll. Terry is comfortable working in all forms of 24K gold inlayed scrolls as well as sculpted gold animals and sculpted steel and bulino game scenes.
Terry is presently taking commissions for custom gun engraving at his workshop in Harper, Texas.