I have always found it to be very interesting that happenstance meetings can create connections that you didn't see coming. This past summer, I was engraving wine bottles at a store on a random Saturday. A tall gentleman, Bastian (@BGBlades on Instagram), and his son approached my table and requested to have a bottle engraved. During the engraving, he asked about my work and what other materials I worked in. I told him that I had a weak spot for glass and metal. Although I have engraved in wood and ceramics, my preference was with glass and metal. He then mentioned that he made knives and would like to collaborate with me on a knife. After that meeting, I went to Europe for a month and honestly forgot about the engraving conversation.
Upon my return, Bastian emailed to schedule time to bring a stainless steel (my favorite metal to engrave) knife. About a week later, I returned the engraved knife. What I didn't realize was that at the same time, he had contacted a gentleman (@_the_blank_space_ on Instagram) to create a beautiful handle. The final product is shown above. I love it and I hope that you do as well! Cheers!
Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®