Years of compiled information and photographs, Artistry At Arms, LLC unfolds how many secrets and facts unknown to many. Artistry At Arms is a remarkable compilation of a artistry from Ralph Bone and his apprentice, Enedino De Leon.
Artistry At Arms, LLC presents “The Artistry of Ralph P Bone”, written by Huxley Walters, a fully illustrated and well artistry of Ralph P Bone, American custom knife and gun maker and Master Engraver, along with the exceptional knife making artistry of Enedino De Leon and a few famous custom gun makers, with whom Bone chose to collaborate his engraving artistry.
“The Artistry of Ralph P Bone” is a full-size 8.5” x 11” presentation, including 290 pages and 335 illustrations, all, printed on 80# high-quality gloss stock.
The introductory “Collector Edition” of “The Artistry of Ralph P Bone” is a premium “coffee table” quality offering, assembled with the finest quality Smythe-Sewn binding and Headbands, “Skivertex" gold-foil embossed leather cover and a quality, illustrated protective slip cover.
The book, also, is offered in an Ebook version.
Section 1, “The Custom Knives of the Ralph Bone Knife Company” presents the knife making artistry of Ralph Bone and Enedino De Leon, two of America’s finest custom knife makers. Section 1 results from years of observations, intense study, consultations and personal friendships of the writer and fellow knife enthusiasts with the makers and observations of their products.
Company trademarks, model and personal stamps of the makers enable the reader, readily, to identify standard, non-standard, special order and personal knives of the makers. Detailed descriptions and 159 illustrations of standard and unique examples of the makers’ knives are provided, along with the writer’s estimate of the company’s total production of each knife model and the makers’ entire custom knife production during their lifetimes.
Careful observation of the information presented in Section 1 will make even the most casual observer an expert on the custom knives of Ralph Bone and Enedino De Leon.
Section 11 “The Gunmaking and Engraving Artistry of Ralph Parsons Bone” presents the gun making and engraving artistry of Ralph Bone, including prime examples of Bone’s conventional and Celtic engraving subjects, along with a brief review of Celtic art.
Collaborations of Bone’s engraving artistry with some of the finest gun makers in the world are illustrated for the reader’s observation and viewing pleasure.
Presentation of Bone’s engraving artistry is prefaced by instruction of famous Master Engraver Ron Smith, by excerpts from Smith’s first book “Drawing and Understanding Scroll Designs”. Smith provides advice to the reader on evaluating high quality engraving.
One hundred seventy-six (176) illustrations and thirty-seven examples of Ralph Bone’s engravings are presented for the reader’s viewing pleasure.