Forest ArmstrongBorn:1893 Died:1966 Maker's Mark:
"F.A." or "A", sometimes a date is also stamped
Forest ran a shop by himself, he never married or had any children. His main work was repairing broken items so there aren’t a lot of his bits out there. His style is most notable for his technique of overlaying silver and pinning it to the cheekpiece instead of soldering. His engraving style is quite simple generally being much more structured and geometric than the foliated patterns used by Garcia disciples. His bits sometimes are marked with F.A. or A on the mouthpiece and sometimes a date is included.
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