It is in the spirit of yesterday’s post that addresses tsuba or samurai sword guards, today we go west young man and cover shotgun engravings. It is in our DNA to perpetrate war. It is also in our genes to adorned our weaponry and give it powers that it doesn’t really possess. Easy for me to say who doesn’t have to hunt for his food or defend himself to feed his family. But guns, especially the first firearms allowed the bearer to kill from a safe distance. For that reason alone it was a game changer.
.source: wiki, Field and Stream, Engraving Arts