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    Default Engraver friends at the Milan knife show

    Saw some old and new friends at the Milan Knife show.
    Here is a pic of Myself, Peli Valerio, Manrico Torcoli and Gianfranco Pedersoli.




    Here are some works by Italian knifemaker guild members and associates:
    Manuela Gualdi incisione


    Reinhardt Schager



    Silverstrelli engraved by a Beretta engraver



    Puddu, looks to me like it was engraved by Terzi or Lepinous



    Francesca Fracassi, Myself and Firmo Fracassi.



    What a great bunch of talented folks. Always kind and gracious.
    Last edited by Barry Lee Hands; 12-19-2011 at 09:06 PM.
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    Barry,

    How does the Milan show compare with the better knife shows in the US?

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    It is the Italian knife maker guild show, so it has the best knifemakers from Italy and a few other countries.
    There are no dealers tables.
    It is an excellent show, not a huge show, in the USA it would be a small to medium sized show, but the best italian makers are there.
    And some of them are very hot right now, Emmanuel Esposito, for instance. I was hoping to win an Esposito in the drawing, but I did not get it. And he had a " Bid up" piece also, it went for in excess of 10,000 euro, I believe it was 12,000 euro final price.
    It was very nice to see these engravers all in one place, I had met them all before in their studios, it was a pleasant surprise to see them all there.
    Last edited by Barry Lee Hands; 12-20-2011 at 03:47 AM.
    All the best,
    Barry Lee Hands
    President of the Firearms Engravers Guild of America
    Professional Member of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild
    Associate member of the Knifemakers Guild

    www.barryleehands.com
    " Think outside the box? are you sure there is a box?"-Barry Lee Hands

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    Wow! charming work.

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    That Silvestrelli Persian is amazing. His dagger is quite the knife too. What is the approximate blade length?

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    I am not sure Martin, 2 3/4 or 3 inch I would guess.
    All the best,
    Barry Lee Hands
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    Associate member of the Knifemakers Guild

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    " Think outside the box? are you sure there is a box?"-Barry Lee Hands

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