Bertram Edmonston Master Engraver

Bertram Edmonston Master Engraver Firearms Engraving

In 1996, I started my career as a bench jeweler.  As a jeweler in my family's business in Maryland, I was responsible for manufacturing custom one of a kind high end jewelry, pave setting and fine hand engraving of the jewelry.

Around 2010, I began engraving knives as a unique and larger canvas as opposed to the rather limited areas of a ring.  I really enjoyed the exploration of the larger canvas.  My interest in engraving firearms grew.  Eventually I pursued an FFL so that I could engrave firearms for other people.  

In January 2015, I was recognized by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America ( as a Master Firearms Engraver.  I am also a professional member of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild.

I am a contract engraver for many well known firearms manufacturers, gun makers, and dealers.  My engraving was featured on the cover article of Guns&Ammo2016 annual edition.  In addition, I engraved a series of Glock pistols for their 30th anniversary.  Once of these is on permanent display at the Cody Firearms Museum.

At the 2016 FEGAshow in Las Vegas, I won the award for the "best engraved handgun" for one of my signature Colt Single Action Army revolvers.

I do restoration engraving on older double guns, Colt and Winchester firearms.  Restoration engraving is quite challenging as the goal is to match existing work that was performs sometimes over a 100 years ago.

As a Western Engraver, I engrave firearms, jewelry, saddle silver, sterling flatware and hollowware, knives, and pretty much any metal object that will accommodate hand engraving.

It will be my pleasure to realize your heirloom in metal.  I invite you to visit my other website to see more of my fine hand engraving and jewelry creations.