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I recently had a bit of engraving done to a pistol... It is great work and all done by hand (not machine done). The issue is that it's kind of sharp... Like not totally smooth... You can feel the edges and it just feels odd to the touch. Without emailing my engraver to ask for suggestions and perhaps offend him, does the Board have any ideas? I was thinking maybe the finest grit sandpaper but I am not an expert by any means. My goal was to perhaps have it look like it was done ages ago.Thank you.
You end up with sharp edges if your gravers aren't kept sharp, You can try using a burnishing tool. They won't scratch the surface but will take burrs off. If that doesn't do it and you have access to a polisher I would use the rouge wheel applying a good amount of rouge. If that doesn't do it I would hit it on the polisher with a bar of Tripoli or another type bar for steel or stainless , Being very careful not to polish off engraving. If you don't feel comfortable with any of that I would send it back to the engraver cause the finished product should be burr free.
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