So... My old man is turning 65 this Sept. and as a birthday gift I am building him a Mauser Sporter in 270. win. After countless hours of honing the action, carving a a stock and general gunsmithing, it is now time to engrave. The grizzly old man is a huge fan of the old high relief from (think Fuger or anything out of Suhl). I will be engraving (carving?) a super deep Eichenlaub (oak leaf) pattern with heraldric motiffs. Any Ideas on what graver to use or shape to grind to? I normally use 90 and 120 glensteels, but I am afraid that they might cut to wide relative to depth. Also any technical tips would be grateful. Thanks well in advance for the help!
Det. Ed Nusser