The master engravers of the Blaser Custom Shop

Masters of their craft

All engravers we collaborate with for the creation of our custom rifles are true masters of their craft. It is their creativitiy and skill that literally bring ornaments, animal scenes or abstract motifs to life. Every Blaser hunting firearm passing through their hands and leaving the Blaser Custom Shop is a true work of art. 

"For me, engraving is a way of artistic design. My works are handmade and every single one of them is unique. Yet, new challenges always emerge. They require a good command of multiple engraving techniques in order to fulfill the customer's wishes. Above all, the prerequisite for designing interesting engravings is a high degree of creativity."

Specialized in:
Relief engravings – animals and landscapes, leaf ornaments, arabesques, Old German leaves, monograms, coats of arms, letterings in different engraving techniques, gold and silver inlays, inlays in general

"The fascination for my profession as an engraver is to portray organic shapes and animals on hunting firearms. I am really excited about the shift of traditional engraving techniques towards modernity and even more individualization."


Specialized in:
From flat to relief engravings as well as ornaments with gold damascening, black boar motifs, fur structures, dog portraits to US-inspired motifs

What fascinates me about engraving/my profession …

Everything! It is my passion, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year! I never stop learning, neither in my job nor in life. The life cycle of an engraving, from the first idea over the realization to the handover to the customer determines my life as an engraver. Scrimshaw – the engraving technique, which I have helped to make popular Europe since the beginning of the 80s, can be regarded as one of the most ancient forms of art in the world with respect to its origins. Its roots lie within 40,000 years old carvings and engravings from the Vogelherd cave situated in the south of Germany, in the area of the Swabian Alb. As an engraver, I find this absolutely fascinating. Besides the hunter and shaman, I probably have one of the oldest jobs in the world. It is therefore especially important to me to preserve this legacy, the manufacturing and engraving of hunting firearms, for the next generations.  


Highlights of Blaser projects

  • "Okavango Thunder" – R93 project
  • "Okavango Lightning" – Hunting knife made as an accessory for the R93 project
  • "Buffalo Fever" 100,000 R8 rifle
  • "Buffalo Fever – The Knife" – R8 hunting knife made as an accessory for the 100,000 R8 rifle
  • "The Hunter Of The World" – 200,000 R8 rifle 
  • "Hunting Magic" – R8 hunting knife made as an accessory for the 200,000 R8 rifle




1980-1984Diploma of the technical college
HTBL Ferlach, Diploma Engraver/ Forming metal work 
Ferlach (Austria)
U. Spretke – Hunt & Accessories
Villingen (Germany)
1990-1991Designer/Model maker
Scala Design
Böblingen (Germany)
Atelier Trompeter – Fine Handmade Knives
Sindelfingen (Germany)
1994-2008Co-Owner / Engraver
Trompeter & Ritchi
Sindelfingen (Germany)
Since 2008Owner/ Engraver
Trompeter & Ritchi
Atelier Bondorf (Germany)
Since 1984Hunting exhibitions, fairs and events 
national / international
Since 1984Publications print and online media 
national / international
Since 2003Luxury fairs,
Piaget, Montblanc, Bugatti
national / international
2018Venice Biennal exhibition “Homo Faber 2018 – Singular Talents of Europe”


Which engraving techniques do you prefer?

Scrimshaw, bulino hand engraving, relief hand engraving, flat hand engraving, hand engraving mixed techniques

Motives: Specialties

Own T&R engraving style, topics hunting firearms, animals, portraits.

"Creating something beautiful and imperishable with creativity, my own hands and steel is what fascinates me about this profession."


Specialized in:
Relief engravings, flat engravings with carved out background, gold and silver damascening, design of animals scenes, English and ornament engravings

"What fascinates me about being an engraver, is the creative freedom every single order allows for. The attempt of transferring nature into my engravings. Every engraving that is hand-crafted will always remain individual. "


Specialized in:
Flat engraving, relief engravings, animal motifs with/without gold inlays, placed all over the receiver or only in detail, fine English arabesques, other leaf engravings and carvings.