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Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« on: June 05, 2019, 03:19:47 PM »
    I recently completed these two Silver British Officers Gorgets which have a neat double lobed form.This form was actually quite common with several extant examples still in existence.It was fun project end caused some head scratching to pull it off.I've included a photo's of an original and a period painting that served as inspiration.

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Re: Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 05:03:54 PM »
Elegantly executed!
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Re: Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 07:15:15 PM »
Very, very nice!  You have done a great job.
Did you perhaps use a wooden form to shape that double lobe shape?  And is it of fine silver, or Sterling?
I am sure that any British officer would love to have worn one of your productions.
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Re: Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 07:36:54 PM »
 Beautiful Mitch, Masterfully done.

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Re: Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 09:37:41 PM »
Wow.  Outstanding comes up short as a description of the work Mitch.
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Re: Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 03:26:46 PM »

 Craig Wilcox

These were done in pitch as I believe the originals were.Gorgets were purchased by the individual and not something that was issued.Each one is a little different even with in a unit so I don't believe that they were done in quantity where making a form would be useful.

Mitch


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Re: Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 03:29:02 PM »
WOW!!! Great work Mitch!!!!
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Re: Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2019, 06:08:51 PM »
Wow.  Just wow!  Gorgeous work!

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Re: Very Unique British Officers Gorgets
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 11:16:05 PM »
Fantastic work. To paraphrase a line from ‘Saving Private Ryan’; “Watch out boys, this sniper’s got talent.”
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