Multi Tool Folder, Engr. Lisa Tomlin

Taylor, C. Gray

Multi Tool Folder, Engr. Lisa Tomlin

  • SKU: 11207

C Gray Taylor, Multi Tool, engraving by Lisa Tomlin.

This knife was from Arts and Metal Nashville

Creating art in the form of custom knives is an obsession for this maker. For the past 37 years, C. Gray Taylor has devoted himself to this art form. Today, he specializes in reproductions of historical multi-blade gentleman folders, using steel, precious metals and exotic handle materials to create his interpretations of these classic pocket knives. He is a member of the Art Knife Invitational, a prestigious group of 25 of the most collectible knifemakers in the world. The AKI Show is held for one day every two years in San Diego, CA and is attended by invitation only by both makers and collectors. In 2017, he won 'The Buster' which is awarded for the best overall display of workmanship, named for the late Buster Warenski the undisputed master of the craft. This was the fifth time Gray has won the award, having previously won in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

About Lisa Tomlin:
”From the moment I first laid eyes on an engraved gun, I knew this was my calling. It wasn’t until a few years later that I, serendipitously met Ken Hurst, who ran Ken Hurst Firearm Engraving Company. I spent the next weeks and months vigorously training under Mr. Hurst and was also fortunate to have worked closely with several other engravers who have gone on to become masters themselves. I learned the art of engraving, by hand, with hammer and chisel. After 30 plus years, I have continued to execute my engravings with this method for several reasons.... it is classic and traditional, but mostly because it’s just fun. I find most my influences through the Italians, Germans and, of course, the many gifted American engravers who I have the pleasure of learning from on a personal level.

I have worked closely with several gun companies and, well sought after, custom knife makers and collectors. You can find my some of my work which has been featured in magazine articles such as Shooting Sportsman™, Sporting Classics™, Garden & Gun™, and Virginia Living™ just to name a few. I was also honored to be asked by Roger Bleile to be one of the featured engravers in the last two American Engravers Books.

Although, I had no formal art training, I spent countless hours sketching animals as I grew up. I was always encouraged by my parents, family and friends but mostly see my pencil sketching as a God given talent that paved the way to becoming a successful engraver.”


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