"I don't believe that practice makes perfect. I believe that only perfect practice makes perfect, so it is with this in mind that I equip my students with proper instruction". Otto Carter
Otto Carter is the master engraver who created the unique artwork featured on three of our pistols: Pandemonium, The Legend of Sacromonte and The Sixth Commandment. They all received extensive praise from connoisseurs of firearms as well as admirers of the engraver’s craft. We thought it would be interesting to learn how Otto came to be such a top-flight artisan.
With an art degree in hand from Abilene Christian University, Otto started his career as an apprentice sign painter. Painting signs was a practical way to hone his manual skills and develop skills in graphic design. Importantly, it introduced him to drawing scrolls, an integral design element for an engraver.