Sam Alfano


GRSTC Instructor Sam Alfano

Biography
This talented artist began engraving in the 1970s. He was hired in 1982 by Stanley Diefenthal of New Orleans Arms Company to engrave his personal gun. During this time, the great Lynton McKenzie shared his skills with Alfano. Two years later in Brescia, Italy, he studied fine bulino under Firmo Fracassi. Alfano's intricate hand engraving can be found on high-end pieces owned by knowledgeable collectors around the world. He is well known for his elegant scrollwork and execution of techniques in a variety of metals and materials, offering a unique study for any student.