Happy Weekend Everyone! It's going to be ridiculously cold here this weekend with overnight highs at -20F by Sunday. Brrrr....nothing better to do than get some stuff done in the shop. :)
I have the last of the Larva batch done today. These all have images from my vast antique diemaker stamp collection. Images include the bee, tiny boat, crescent moon, various leaves, gnat, sword hilt, tiny anchor, shamrock and many many others. Most of the Larva are stamped with different images so it's going to be a random sale, meaning I will send you whatever I send you. They are all pretty cool though.
For those who don't know what these are, these very rare handmade and handcarved 19th century steel stamps were used by an English diemaker as the master dies to make complex hallmark stamps for various companies and industries, probably in the tool and knifemaking center of Sheffield, England judging from some of the markings. I try to use them sparingly as many are small and delicate and I have no idea how long they will last using them on these modern tool steels. Anyway, by incorporating these very old images in my tools this is a unique way for me to bridge the centuries and maintain an unusual connection with the past. Fun stuff!
Sold Out, thank you!