Steve J. Lindsay
Steve Lindsay's engravings are cut by hand under a
microscope. The layout and designs of the engravings are first drawn with pencil and the
design is then cut under the microscope. 24k gold is used for inlays. Generally, knife
engraving prices range from $3,000 (for scroll on a medium sized interframe folding knife
without gold inlays), to $40,000 (for elaborately engraved Lindsay designed and made
folding knives). Please visit the engraving gallery to view
some of the engraving work.
Steve grew up in the back of his father's jewelry store, learning the
skills of gold and metal working. His father, Frank W. Lindsay, is a recognized
watch maker and gemologist. Steve's great grandfather was an engraver and jeweler,
and his grandfather was a landscape painter. Steve says the art and design part of
the engraving is the most enjoyable. Steve attended Southeast community college in
Milford, NE and majored in tool & die and engineering. He has been a full time
engraver since 1979.
Recently Steve Lindsay was granted a patent for a pneumatic graver he uses
to hand engrave with.
Steve has been working with several new knife folder designs and
mechanisms. These are screw together folders with all screws and pins hidden. The screws
are accessed by reaching inside the bottom edge of the knife. The locking mechanism is
also new. Many thanks to friend Barry Trindle for preliminary help
with this mechanism. The lock bar is hidden inside, making the top edge of the knife
completely engravable. Here is a link to one of
Currently Steve is not accepting
additional engraving work on other makers' knives. This is to allow
him to concentrate on the venture described above. However, if
you have a need for a small engraving project, i.e. engraving a name
in a fancy font, designing and cutting a small scroll design or an
unusual small or large project, please post your request on the
needed page. Numerous hand engravers visit the
EngraversTools.com web site providing the possibility that one or
several hand engravers may respond to your inquire.
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