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About Sam


Sam began engraving in the early '70s with tools from a mail order catalog. He worked for several years as a professional musician while he pursued engraving as a hobby. In 1980 he began his professional engraving career which eventually led to a seven year employment as a gun engraver at New Orleans Arms Co.

Sam has authored several articles and instructional videos, and conducted engraving and stonesetting seminars and demonstrations in many countries from Asia to Europe. His specialties are one-of-a-kind pieces engraved in deep relief or sculpted designs.

He lives with his wife Abigail in Covington, Louisiana, and is an accomplised musician, photographer, and illustrator, and his artwork is used on thosands of products worldwide.