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Kevin Clark2227
09-09-2017, 2:27 PM
Any ideas what font this is. I can't come up with anything.367579

William Adams
09-09-2017, 2:38 PM
Looks a bit like Caslon w/ the added decoration.

This font has much of that look --- might be close enough:


Kev Williams
09-09-2017, 3:03 PM
It's not 'a font'. "Type-style" is a better description... It's of a western or 'saloon' type-style, but look close, especially the 2 'A's, you can see each letter was individually handcrafted...

Kevin Clark2227
09-09-2017, 3:51 PM
Head scratcher. I'll have to do some hunting to satisfy the customer.

Steve Eure
09-09-2017, 4:09 PM
Wife does vinyl work and says she has used it before. Try Carnivalee Freakshow.

Steve Eure
09-09-2017, 4:12 PM
Also try IFC Railroad. Should be able to download off the internet for free.

Kev Williams
09-09-2017, 9:21 PM
The closest I could find is 'Pistol Grip Pump' but it's an 'eroded' font, and the serif's aren't right. Can't find a solid version..


Ian Stewart-Koster
09-10-2017, 5:05 AM
I have not got an answer, except to say that was probably hand carved and cast.
From a signwriter's perspective, there are inconsistencies and errors- suggesting either a pattern maker who wasnt too particular, or an amateur, made it.
The E resembles the modern Copperplate font to some degree, with a spur added to the left upright.
The C is more of a North American or carnival horseshoe, with a spur.
The A isn't far off a Times/Roman, and is much lighter in style.
D could almost pass as a light rounded Clarendon on overall shape, but they omitted the spur on the far right. Else Times Roman with some spurs but not enough.
B - well it's upside down. The bigger bowl whould be on the underneath.
The 2nd A is much bolder than the first, with a reasonable differentiation in stroke thickness which is lacking in the next letter the U.
The N... wow, I've not seen a serifed N with the uprights almost as thick as the diagonal, when it's meant to be a bit of a thick-and-thin alphabet.
It is also lacking a decent top edge on the upper left.

Definitely hand-made, and with assorted inconsistencies.

You could pick Times New Roman or Garamond or a few others, to begin with, or maybe Windsor, and tweak the letters, then simply weld in a heap of spurs, to make it all afresh- IF precision with the original was important.
I'd be trying to improve upon it, personally.

Hope that helps.

Bert Kemp
09-10-2017, 1:40 PM
The font Kev found can be filled in to make it solid, smart fill all the holes might work.
Never mind that won't work as edges are broken :(

Dave Sheldrake
09-10-2017, 1:48 PM
yea, I got it, hold on lemme find it on this pc

Dave Sheldrake
09-10-2017, 1:49 PM
Kratos True Type (Gods Of War)

Bert Kemp
09-10-2017, 2:04 PM
Thats not
Kratos True Type (Gods Of War)
quite right either367629