Expert's Guide to Graver Sharpening by Sam Alfano

graver sharpening DVD

The Expert's Guide to
Graver Sharpening

In my 25+ years as a professional engraver, and having taught engraving classes and conducted demonstrations and seminars in many parts of the world, I can tell you that the question I'm asked the most is "how do you sharpen your gravers?" There seems to be little information on the subject of graver preparation and sharpening, and this video provides close-up step-by-step instructions to making the same gravers I use in my professional work. ~Sam Alfano


Square gravers
120┬░ gravers
Flat gravers
Round gravers
Brightcut & script lettering gravers
Modified flat gravers
Italian bulino gravers


Sam Alfano takes the mystery and frustration out of graver sharpening and teaches you how to quickly and accurately prepare and sharpen gravers like the pros. Utilizing the GRS Sharpening System and high resolution close-up video, Alfano's clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy to prepare gravers like the ones he uses to produce world class hand engraving. Dozens of timesaving and innovative hints, tips, demonstrations, and tricks of the trade make this information-packed video a must for beginners and professional engravers alike.

"This is one of the best-produced and most informative videos I have seen. I wish I would have had the opportunity to purchase this when I first started engraving. It could literally knock years off the sharpening learning curve, not too mention how much sooner someone could be cutting clean lines instead of rough, jagged engravings, and getting frustrated with it." -Michael Cirelli, goldsmith