This book is a hand engraver's bible - it's the Fairbairn's Book of Crests Vol II (used in conjunction with Vol I) - it shows the Crests for many many families of Great Britain and Ireland - an invaluable asset to own and absolutely fascinating to just browse through.
If you're unsure of your family Crest we may be able to assist in your search - email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
This is an original hand engraved steel plate used for printing an illustration in Charles Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit. It was engraved in 1844!!
The plate would be engraved in reverse to produce a positive image. This piece was exhibited at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne.
What better way to ensure your family history remains in tact and passed on to future generations than by commissioning signet rings for fellow family members?
London Engraver specialise in solid stamped signet rings from the UK, with all rings bearing UK hallmarks, they are then transformed with your hand engraved family crest or coat of arms.
These rings will last generations and will help safeguard your family history for those in the future.
Not many people have had the chance to see traditional hand engraving done. The below video is a short example of how Ray works - with a hand push graver, eyeglass and GRS vice.
In this video Ray is engraving a script monogram onto a sterling silver ring. You can see how the letter 'G' is almost completed in just one single cut!