Motorcycle Engraving: Otto Carter


Figuratively speaking, engraved parts give me a boner. A chubber. A stiffy. Wood…or metal as it may be. Well now that I got all my morning dick references out of the way, lets just say this - when is comes to engraving motorcycle parts Otto Carter is the man. His scroll work is flat out gorgeous. Clean and crisp lines, coupled with beautiful designs that can really bring a bike to the next level. It’s nice to see - at least in the underground, not seen on TV scene - that metal engraving is picking up a bit - lately I’ve been seeing more and more of it. As long as the quality stays high and the designs compliment the bike (versus becoming another flashy bit to show that you spent more cash on your bike than your lawyer friends) I think that’s a good thing. I like to see artists like Otto staying in business and making a living with their talent. Check out his website for more work which includes not only the motorcycle work he’s done, but also great pieces on knives and firearms. website:


10 Responses to “Motorcycle Engraving: Otto Carter”

  1. Soulfur says:

    I will second the “Engraving Causes Wood,” sentiment…

  2. Viper says:

    I know Otto personally.
    He is very talented.
    And DAMN good at what he sets his skills to.
    Obviously this is one of his skills.

  3. Matt says:

    This is a fantastic post. Being a metal fabricator for the racing industry this is an art that could be applied to hundreds, if not thousands of cool places. Think of all the cool stuff you have that is made of metal that could be engraved. It almost limitless. Thanks again.

  4. grail21 says:

    His work really does speak for itself. Awesome stuff all around. I hope to have some future articles and maybe tutorials from Otto himself on this site in the future.

  5. James Woodard says:

    Really nice work, I was thinking of having something done on my Honda Rune, but I don’t quite no what. Can you give me an idea of time and price for say A part that holds the handlebars.

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  7. Ed Peterson says:

    I am a big fan of this site and I read it regularly. Keep up the excellent work!

  8. mark says:

    got two shovel rockerboxes coming my way, so inspired i`m gonna give it a crack! wish me luck.

  9. william reed says:

    I have a s&s carb with stock breather cover would like to know how much to have it engraved with skulls cromed and every thing

  10. Ken says:

    I took a look at the link in your blog. That fella does some pretty amazing work. I am a motorcycle, and gun enthusiasts. I would love to have that kind of handy work on my pistol and my bike. I cant even imagine what something like the pictures on his website would cost. True works of art.

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