He transformed an old U.S. dollar coin into this incredibly intricate hobo nickel design

An integrated spring allows the fingers of the glove to move, as if it’s gasping the sword’s handle. The ancient art of the hobo nickel has been around since the 18th century, but Russian artist Roman Butin keeps the craft alive with his extraordinary coin carving designs.

Rising star Roman Booteen (spelled Butin) maintains a mysterious level of anonymity

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