and only after that (possibly due to the air pocket) it was decided to make it a second (marked CIIG).
Yes! that does seem likely now you have mentioned it. All the CIIG paperweights I do have, are not signed by an engraver. This is what had me confused.
I would have thought that Caithness would normally have done the quality check on the weight
before the engraved it??
I would have thought so Derek, but as Wuff has mention does in my opinion seem the likely reason. There are bound to be some that slip the net during the quality checking process, don't you think?
Is it copper wheel or sandblasted?
If you are referring to the Eagle Dome. I would definitely say, Sandblasted. Bare in mined, I'm no expert on the subject matter, hence my reason for now looking up the difference in finished markings dependant on what tool was used.
Whilst carrying out this investigation based upon your query, I stumble across this on Youtube. I would have thought the same method/principal would apply, don't you think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=0JflDWJPURI&NR=1
I thought by showing this, would give a better pictorial view on the subject matter of sandblasting as appose to copper grinding, even though, yes! it is not a paperweight on this particular site.
Hopefully it will assist people like myself that don't have the required knowledge on the finish technical term when various tools are used .
Here is one of the other sites viewed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEWzIJGUjfQ