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    Posted 1 year ago

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    About 2 months ago, I posted a stone carving, pencil holder, by a Master Engraver named, Domingos Joaquim.

    Domingos Joaquim was a master engraver and was employed as an in-house hand engraver for the Smith & Wesson gun manufacturing company from the years, 1978 to1982. He engraved many firearms for the company during his employment at S&W, but he only engraved one pair of handcuffs which Smith & Wesson also manufactures.
    The letter of authenticity states, that “these Model 926 Airweight handcuffs with serial number 000730 were engraved for a Police Detective in the Springfield, MA. Police Department. The handcuff layout & design was completed by S&W Master Engraver Domingos Joaquim. The design illustrated a jail house break-out with a naked lady in waiting. Once the detective saw the finished work, he decided they were too expensive and were not appropriate for his line of work.”
    This work of art was done in 1980. After the detective decided not to purchase them, a then, long time employee purchased them & kept them in his personal collection until recently, when I acquired them from him.
    The letter of authenticity also states, that to his knowledge, this is the only pair of S&W handcuffs that have been engraved by a S&W Master Engraver.
    The “naked lady” was one of Domingos Joaquim’s signature.
    Thanks for stopping in to check out one of my treasures,


    1. lzenglish lzenglish, 1 year ago
      Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for Sharing Them!
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      lzenglish (I agree. Very beautiful art, created by a hammer & small chisels)
    3. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
      just Beautiful.....
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks vetraio50 for the appreciation.
    6. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks clockerman for the appreciation.
    7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks gargoylecollector for the appreciation.
    8. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      Thanks Manikin for the appreciation.
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 year ago
      Wow beautifully engraved piece .... Stunning !!!! Quality !!

      Was the illustrated design of the naked lady on them =====> Some 40+ year lady that still wanted to use these handcuffs .... while her real salesmen Husband travelled around doing his job and knew nothing of his Wife activities ?

      LOL....but makes for a Great Story/ or Soap Operas....

      Stunning Engraving !!!

    10. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
      antiquerose, that makes a good story also.
      Thanks for the appreciation:
    11. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 12 months ago
      This is amazing information and wow what a pair of hand cuffs
    12. pw-collector pw-collector, 12 months ago
      Thanks Wandlessfairy for the appreciation & comment.

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