Love the Silver Script Shield...I feel it is perhaps the best shield design Case ever came up with.
I read an explanation once that described in detail exactly how it's installed (wish I could remember where...could've even been in an AAPK thread but I think it was most likely in an eBay description). Apparently, it's quite an intricate operation involving a high-speed, Dremel-like tool to cut the shape of the letters into the bone. I don't recall if it was done by hand, but I remember thinking at the time that that seemed extremely labor-intensive if they had to do that for each and every knife. And, while I'm sure they must use a template, obviously there's not a whole lot of room for error due to the small width of the letters; one very tiny slip could easily render the bone scale unusable. After the bone was prepped, a pre-made nickel silver shield was fit and glued into the cut-out.
I guess I has assumed it was done with a CNC machine or something more automated like that that could churn out perfectly cut bone handle covers by the hundreds in very little time. Maybe that is how it's done...I really don't know. But, I sure do like the Silver Script Shield, however it's done.
Coyote is always out there waiting...and coyote is always hungry..