I have long felt, and said whenever asked, that Ken Hunt is the most important modern engraver.
He has influenced the work of everyone you can think of.
When he started under Kell, engraving was decadent.
By the mid 1960's Ken had raised it, almost single handedly back to the level it had been at in earlier days, and very quickly took it far beyond where it had ever been before.
We all owe Ken Hunt, for pointing the way forward.
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
Those pictures really made me feel humble. It should inspire and teach at the same time. I hope that someday he produces an engraving book..To say that I was impressed would be an understatement..Thanks Sam for posting,and we thank Ken for his beautiful works !!