What can I say... I have the best land lord in the whole world, Bernie! He set the whole thing up, so that I could make an appointment to speak with the chairman of the Canadian National Railway. I showed a piece of art that I'd made, entitled, 'King of The Railroad'. The Chairman liked my work, and ordered three of my carved Railway Spikes. With regard to semiology, I hand engraved actual railway spikes, with the CN logo, the owners name, and actual hobo signs. Railway spikes are made from high carbon steel. I engraved them using diamonds and water.
photo credit: Peter Lattimer