A Tradition of Art
The engraving options on Krieghoff guns reflect the rich tradition of the gunmaker’s art and are widely recognized in the world of shotgunning and hunting. Some of the original shotgun offerings are the Bavaria, Danube, Gold Target and of course, the Crown Grade . Over the years we have added a wide variety of mid-grade pattens including the classic Super Scroll, Suhl Scroll and Parcours Special. More recently we have expanded the choices with the Vintage Scroll, Celtic Scroll II, Symphony and Harmony. With all of the K-80 engraving patterns being available on the K-20 you have the chance to create a truly Perfect Pair. The Hunting Gun lines with our Classic Rifle, Hubertus and Semprio have several choices for catalog engravings for that enhanced look as well, so stepping outside of the standard model box is easier than ever.
In addition, Krieghoff’s factory engravers offer a wealth of talent and nearly an unlimited range of engraving styles including deep relief, delicate scroll, game scenes with gold inlays and highly detailed Bulino. So whether you want to set your gun apart, or create a timeless masterpiece, Krieghoff has the engraver and style to suit your needs.
Krieghoff Standard Catalog Engravings
The unadorned surfaces and contours of each model offer a generous – and superb – canvas for creating engravings of every style and type. The large selection of standard engraving motifs shows the endless creative options for embellishing these competition shotguns. Many shooters make their Krieghoff firearm a family heirloom by expressing their individual tastes; of course, the engraving is a fundamental part of this.
Krieghoff Custom Engraving Gallery
The individual expression of fine art. Each Krieghoff firearm is a blank canvas for creating engravings of every style and type. In addition to the large selection of standard engraving motifs, Krieghoff offers shooters the unique opportunity to truly make their gun personal through custom engravings. The engraver often works with an inspiration from the customer or commonly builds upon a time-honored theme to create something that is both unique and personal for each gun. It is then matched with the perfect wood for a stock, and further embellished with gold, enamel or even platinum to enhance the look and feel. Resulting in a piece that can be simple understated elegance; or full-on elaborate statement of luxury.
Krieghoff’s engravers develop a one-of-a-kind overall design from your basic concept, without compromising stylistic integrity.
Krieghoff Guns of the Year Gallery
2018 "Renaissance Man" Gun of the Year
The Krieghoff Gun of the Year 2018 allows a rare glimpse into the mind of a genius. Known as “Renaissance Man”, Leonardo da Vinci has long been hailed as one of the most talented individuals who ever lived. Through a collaboration of Creative Art talent, da Vinci’s masterpieces come to life on the Krieghoff K-80 selected as our gun of the year.
The receiver left presents a study of da Vinci’s mysterious side bordered by two more traditional images. “The Annunciation” on the left and “Study of Horses” on the right were common themes of artists during this time period. However, the true subjects of “Lady with Ermine” and “Portrait of a Man” have kept generations guessing for half a millennium. Self-portrait? Secret love? The answer still eludes us.
2017 "Buffalo Bill" Gun of the Year
The Krieghoff Gun of the Year 2017 celebrates the life of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody on the 100th Anniversary of his passing. Master Engraver Hendrik Frühauf captures the true spirit of the Wild West Buffalo Bill shared with the world on a K-80 Sporter in 12 gauge illustrating the hunter, soldier and showman sides of this American Legend.
The receiver’s right side illustrates how Cody earned his famous moniker. His hunting prowess not only kept the men of the Kansas Pacific Railroad fed but won him the exclusive right to be called Buffalo Bill after he bested William Comstock in an eight hour hunting competition for the name.