Blade Buckle 2009
work by Diane Scalese

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 Published in: 2009 Archives

The engraving work of Diane Scalese was featured this year on the 2009 award given out at the Blade Show & International Cutlery Fair in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each year, an engraving artist contributes time and artistry to create a unique award presented at the Blade Show. This award, which is for the 1st place prize in the World Champion Cutting Competition, is a creative representation of the engraving arts — not to mention, this award is far from the catalog-type trophies or shiny brass plaques that many may picture when thinking of "awards".

Scalese uses her brilliant Western Bright Cut to complement the gold banner that declares the champion for this competition. With each new year and every new artist, the Blade Buckle brings a new edge to this valuable award.