In late November of 1997, Owner and Engraver Carl started working at Abbey Engraving & Gifts in Westfield Miranda. Originally employed as a shop assistant to sell giftware, Carl’s artistic ability was soon made apparent to his employer.
Over the next few years Jim and Steven Zorbas, owners of Abbeys, taught Carl the art of engraving. Something Carl has always been very grateful for. It wasn’t too long before Carl was their full time engraver alongside Jim and Steve. After finishing up at Abbeys Carl went on to further his skills with some of the worlds best engravers.