Originally used as a printing method, hand-engraving is an ancient and noble technique, which evolved over time into a true decorative art. It requires incredible human skill and precision. Engraving with a burin is made entirely by hand, and the unique aspects of the final artistic output are unreachable even for modern technologies such as laser and diamond-cut etching.
Low-relief hand engraving is also the technique of choice for the fine decoration of Montegrappa bespoke pens. It transforms personal images as people portraits into luxurious sterling silver or solid gold replica-surfaces that eventually embellish the pens’ barrels and caps.
This often requires long months of meticulous work with the help of a microscopic lens, in the effort of making reality and design meet.