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Silver Golf Driver Letter Opener

Sterling Silver Golf Driver Letter Opener hallmarked and handmade in England by JA Campbell.

For the golfer who has everything this item is sure to delight, impress friends and colleagues alike.

If you are looking for that perfect gift for the golfer in your family then this is something quite different to the gifts normally available. 

This letter opener or paper knife is suitable for engraving with a name, date, initials or a crest to personalise.

If it is a birthday present or an award, whatever the occasion this handmade piece will delight the recipient.

Stood up on its foot and pointing skywards it is easy to find on a busy desk. Useful for opening envelopes and letters this paper knife while functioning perfectly does not actually have sharp edges to the blade, nor does it have a sharp point reducing the risk of accidents.

Whilst being a great item for the serious golfer to spoil him or herself with this letter opener also makes an unusual gift. It is highly suitable for engraving with some text, logo or even both. It can also be made in silver and gold plated or even made in solid gold.

JA Campbell provide a full engraving service. Just compose your message or email your image and we will do the rest.

In the unlikely event of damage we also provide a full repair service. All our products are made up to a standard rather than down to a price and nothing leaves our workshop until founder John Campbell is completely satisfied.

Enjoy now then pass on to a future generation.

For those people interested in how we make this item a brief description follows:

The knife is made from two components silver soldered together to form one unit. The first component is the driver foot or base which is lost wax cast and the second a length of silver sheet strip which will form the blade.

Lost wax casting described:

From a drawing the silversmith makes an original casting pattern. In this case it is cut from a block of brass, then cut and filed to form the perfect model. A vulcanized rubber mould is made of the pattern and molten wax injected into it. When the wax has cooled and solidified it is removed from the rubber mould and covered with liquid plaster of Paris. When this too has solidified the plaster is heated in a furnace and the wax poured out the plaster. It is then heated until red hot when most of the residues of the wax burn off. Molten silver is then poured or sometimes centrifuged into the void left behind from the wax. When the silver has cooled a little the plaster is plunged into water which causes the plaster to disintegrate. The casting is then cut free from its feeder stem, inspected for faults, filed and polished smooth.

The next stage is to solder the blade onto the casting and to fettle the joining area with files and emery paper. Before final polishing, the paper knife leaves the JA Campbell workshop for a trip to the London Assay Office where it will be independently tested to check that both components are above the UK minimum quality standard (925 parts out of 1000).  No minus is tolerated. In order to ensure that no mistakes happen the ratio generally used by the material suppliers is 927 parts pure silver out of 1000.

Once the item has passed Assay (an old French word for test) the hallmarks are then punched into the surface. This obviously causes a slight dent which will need to be dressed down on return from the Assay office.

On arrival back at the silversmith’s workshop the item is inspected and the scrape marks from where the samples were taken are dressed down. The article is then passed to the polishing shop where using four grades of abrasive the final high gloss is achieved. The item is then suspended in an ultrasonic cleaning bath where all the polishing residues are washed off and shaken out of all the crevices. It is then ready to be packed into luxury presentation gift boxes for dispatch or warehousing.

 

Engraving example image

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JA Campbell products are made up to a standard and not down to a price.

Engraving

Engraving is a wonderful opportunity to personalize a gift. The addition of a minimum of initials, a name, a name and date, plus the occasion will cover most situations. More can be added, if required, such as a personal message.

Suggested position:

Along handle

Recommended maximum characters: 50

For more information regarding our engraving services, which include hand, glass, heraldic and logo engraving, please click here, or telephone Colin or John Campbell on 01277 217829 to discuss.

Compose your personal engraving message after adding this product to your basket.

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