Well now, that's
a sandblast. Adam Davidson recently gave me a chance to try blasting a spare stummel he had lying around, and it's only given me a greater appreciation of pieces like this, wherein the artisan at work has managed to bring out a beautiful grain with great definition while simultaneously keeping the lines and form of the shape itself smart, clean, and even. Long story short, it isn't easy. The Ascortis did a very fine job here, in a trim jaw-hanger with some long lines indeed up front, where there was a lot of distance to cover and the slightest mistake would have stood out. Their solution: Don't make one.
- Eric N. Squires