Bob Rosser, Hand Engraver, Inc.

Bob Rosser, Hand Engraver, Inc.

Bob Rosser, Hand Engraver, Inc.Bob Rosser, Hand Engraver, Inc.Bob Rosser, Hand Engraver, Inc.

Birmingham, AL

About Me


My Medium

Engraving is thousands of years old, but the best work in history is being done today. I began engraving in 1976 out of a lifelong fascination with the art. Growing up with a father who was an avid shooting sportsman, I was exposed to pictures of the best firearms engraving available. This interest led me to pick up the chisel as a hobby and today still carries all the fascination that it did in the beginning.

I have never limited my trade to any particular field. Part of the enjoyment comes in the variety of items I have accepted for work. For over half my engraving career I have specialized in jewelry and related items in precious metals. Our studio does silver flatware, tea services, trays, bowl, and other keepsake items. Our specialty is creating a monogram in a floral design that is both ornate and legible.

Our work also incorporates reverse relief engraved coats of arms on rings and stationary dyes as well as relief cut monograms. A right-reading coat of arms may also be engraved on a ring, pendant, or surface of any kind. Heraldic engraving includes the proper representation of tentures (colors) by specific textures cut into the metal. A herald may therefore determine from a properly engraved coat of arms what colors appear by the engraving.

Every design we create presents a new challenge with endless possibilities. In the almost ten years in our present location I have had a chance to exercise my ideas and improve my skills in ways I never dreamed. You need not spend a fortune to create an heirloom. My pleasure is helping you achieve what you want on your items, so feel free to contact me and let your imagination get carried away.