Knife 5 – Mini Clever or Whacker was made from a leaf spring. I used the forge to straighten the spring, but the rest was completed with stock removal. In retrospect I probably should have forged the blade, but I didn’t. The wenge scales were attached in the usual way with brass pins.

I also decided to add a maker’s mark after heat treating and tempering. The results were the stamp flying across the shop and taking out my window. Lesson Learned. I now make sure the stamps are clamped in vise grips and I try to not stamp hardened steel.

Looking out the shattered window!
Vise grips holding the clamps. Here i am using a block of oak with a hole to help protect from a miss guided hammer blow

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