Metal Engraving
Knife Engraving and Inlay

In this course, Steve Dunn will guide students through designing, laying out, and engraving American-style scrolls on folding pocket knives with solid side scales (handles). Students will also learn to utilize precious metal inlays for the dramatic effects in their designs. Gain the skills necessary to create a stunning and intricately detailed pocket knife that is sure to impress.

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Course Info

Steve Dunn
2024 Date(s)
Metal Engraving
Skill Level
Intro Intermediate
Enrollment Type
Open, see prerequisites


  • Overview and correct setup of bench and GRS equipment
  • Overview of tool sharpening, theory and geometry
  • Surface preparation for engraving
  • Design transfer techniques
  • Proper workholding methods for knives
  • Study and engraving of American style scroll
  • Basics of gold inlay

Class Project(s)

Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2


Completion of a GRS Basic Course or instructor approval is required, as well as an understanding of proper tool sharpening and basic engraving techniques.

Graver Sharpening Knowledge: 90°, 120°, and flat gravers

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

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