Benno Heune wrote what is considered to be the best introductory book on engraving ever…"Basic Engraving".
This book presents the basics in an easy-to-understand format. Every engraver will gain important knowledge from this useful book. Spiral bound, 45 pages.
Ben Heune was a member of the Firearms Engravers of America (FEGA), and lived in
His first foray into engraving came in 1944, while he was convalescing at a military hospital at
After WW II, Heune returned to
In 1955, he left the fire service to buy a sporting goods store and marina in
20 years after buying the sporting goods store, Heune sold it and took up the practice of engraving with (and teaching classes on) the ‘Gravermeister, hand-engraving machine.
The ‘Gravermesiter’ is best likened to a miniature air-hammer, in that it is a compressed-air-powered graver, and allows the complex engraving of very hard materials (like guns).
Heune eventually sold Gravermeisters, conducted class on both manual (‘graving’) and Gravermeister engraving. His students ranged in age from the very young to the elderly, and there are still folks active in the profession who remember him and his classes.
He taught NRA engraving classes at