Grail Tablet II. “The rubbing”

Any good searcher of the Holy Grail, has some tips to help you on his way, and carrying your Grail Tablet would be too heavy.
So our friend Henry Jones had the brilliant idea of ​​making a rubbing of the stone in order to preserve it among the rest of the documentation collected for years in his famous Grail Diary.

Despite being an object that is a few seconds on the screen, we all remember it as Jr later completed the inscription with the Knight’s shield.

I always liked the first version, since is the one that Henry saves and that is why we have replicated it.

The most difficult may seem silly but was finding the right paper. After various tests and look for all the specialized stores, we found a paper that has the same texture and even the same way to “crack” when folded.

Despite having several life-size tables, is not as easy as it looks tracing the rubbing on that surface and achieve the same results, so we decided to make a special table. Our “rubbing maker”. Only one detail of the “maker”, so you can see that everything requires patience, it was a little difficult placing each letter in place but it worth it.

These are the tracings obtained. Before and after folding to save in the Journal of Henry.

Available in our store

Acid etching



We try new techniques and this time to etching.

At first seemed a most delicate matter that has come to be, but being careful and with good templates, we can achieve very good results.
The liquid used for engraving can be purchased at craft stores, but should be a fairly specialized, because it is a relatively expensive and not many shops have it.

Here they are a few glasses in the process:

Above all, as far as we have seen there are two more or less important complications:

The first is that as we all know there are several types of crystal, so the results are not the same as the material may vary. (Better if we can do a test).

The second is that it can be tricky to put the template if the piece is not plane. If it is a relatively flat surface we will have no problem, and once attached the mask we just have to give the product an even layer and let it dry. Once dryed you’ll wash with water. It can also be done by immersion, but to me it seems an unnecessary complication, at least with the brand I’ve used, which is quite thick and is well placed with a brush.
Our first test was a vase with the “white tree” of Gondor, from The Lord of the Rings (to put it together with our mirror of The doors of Moria )

It is more problematic in a cup-like piece. The mere fact that a cylindrical surface, makes us consider the total length of the circumference, but also many of the vessels are slightly tapered so, if we place a drawing that loops through the entire piece we find that the top of the mask will have a different radius than the bottom, which leads to undesirable deformations and wrinkles. Each wrinkle is a possibility that the liquid where it should not and lose definition.

To our knowledge, we can only solve this by making small changes to the design of the mask and being very careful when moving the brush if it has wrinkle. But well worth a little care, when the result will be a nice cold beer in the style of Middle Earth.

This cup has about the registration of the One Ring. This is what it says in common language, in a fairly faithful translation:

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

Once we learned the basics as we dare with any type of customization, from initials to images. Changing saga, we made a set of shot glasses with four shields of houses of A Game of Thrones. You have them available in our store.

Our online store is opened

A short intro to tell you that you already have at your disposal our shop. You will find on it almost all the objects discussed in this blog and some other of which we have not spoken, but really needs no introduction, as the Grail Rubbing, or some glasses inspired by Game of Thrones.

Gradually we hope to offer more things that come to our mind, and we hope you like them .
We had fun making them and enjoyed the process from birth until the idea becomes reality.