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World's smallest engraving on a razor blade

Posted on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 | Comment icon 12 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Graham Short has managed to produce the world's smallest engraving on the edge of a razor blade.

It took the 64-year-old 150 attempts to carve the words 'nothing is impossible' on to the blade. So great was his dedication that he would strap his arm to a chair to reduce movement and use a stethoscope to monitor his heart so that he could attempt to stroke a letter only between beats.

"Graham Short etched the motto "Nothing is impossible" which measures just a tenth of a millimetre."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by third_eye on 11 February, 2011, 21:26
I wonder if that is an official world record ? miniature engravings boggles the mind and to see it with ones own eyes is even more impressive I've only seen the paintings on rice grains myself I find this very impressive too He swims 10,000 metres a day and can slow his heart rate to 30 beats a minute.The Wilkinsonís Sword blade is now available to buy, with a £47,500 price tag.
Comment icon #4 Posted by voidla on 13 February, 2011, 18:44
What's the point? What's the point in anything.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Mistydawn on 13 February, 2011, 19:45
Jeepers! That's what I call dedication! Sitting still for so long before each etching, would drive me nuts!
Comment icon #6 Posted by third_eye on 13 February, 2011, 20:21
maybe that's what he started etching on for practice : nuts
Comment icon #7 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 13 February, 2011, 21:28
That's extreme, but probably well worth it at the end. I mean, how many can say that they engraved something that cannot be read with the naked eye?
Comment icon #8 Posted by cougarlazy on 13 February, 2011, 21:58
You are asking why this guy did it? It's up for sale at just under $100,000 dollars. How much did you earn recently? You are also asking what's the point if it can't be seen without the aid if a microscope? But it is set up under a microscope! Give the guy credit and respect for doing something we can't do.
Comment icon #9 Posted by swanks on 14 February, 2011, 8:14
^^^^ exactly what cougarlazy said. I think he done an amazing job. something that not many people can do. good on the bloke
Comment icon #10 Posted by mfrmboy on 14 February, 2011, 14:58
The LE at the end of IMPOSSIBLE looks a little iffy to me.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Framling on 15 February, 2011, 4:31
@100,000 us dollars? I bet that's the cost of the first 150 he messed up. His wife probably set that price. :/
Comment icon #12 Posted by StarChild 83 on 18 February, 2011, 10:21
/golf clap


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