A blacksmiths vision
Most people when they look at a spring they see scrap. They think it is what it is and can be nothing else.
When a blacksmith looks at a piece of steel.
They see the end in mind.
They know what they want to get to.
They know with a little bit of heat and hammer they can change the appearance of what was into what they want.
This was a new spring that was never used. It was setting in a scrap pile.
I wanted to make some utility knives.
This will fit the bill.
I cut a piece. Straightened it and forged it into what I wanted.
I used maybe 4 inches to make this knife so there’s enough for maybe 3 or 4 more.
When you look inside what something is and can see what it can be. The journey to make it so is the fun part.
The finished product is the reward.