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Ribbit, and Ribbit Good
work by Vlastik Peták

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 Published in: 2014 Archives

A frog in the hand is worth two in the pond, right? Well, it seems the frog in hand here is worth way more!

Frogs — unlike their warty relative, the toad — are one of the most iconic creatures when it comes to the animals we love. Many people collect figurines, mugs, T-shirts, bags, stickers, and jewelry with a frog motif. The hand engraving here is a beautiful example of the small amphibians and much more valuable than most collectible frogs.

Vlastik Peták, who lives and works in the Czech Republic, hand engraved this knife bolster. Ample gold inlay presents a striking contrast with the black, textured metal. The organic, patterned skin and the leaf's radiating shade lines add to the frog's dynamic stance...the entire scene feels so alive. Overall, this hand engraved knife is an excellent piece for study and quite inspiring! Thanks for sharing, Vlastik.

If you have been looking for hand engraving inspiration, be sure to check out other works by Vlastik Peták on his website: Engraver Petak.


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