The Maker's Mark
Its a given that anything that I make in my workshop has to have my mark put on it, and having just completed this bushcraft knife, I finished it out by doing exactly that.
Normally when making knives, I place my name on the blade directly while the blade is in its annealed state and before heat-treating the blade.
However for a change of pace, I decided to make up a builders plate, and place it on one of the handle scales, as I own a Beretta folder that has the name "Beretta" done this way, and I always thought of going this route on one of the knives that I make.
Now this requires more work than just stamping the blade, as it was required that a recess be inletted in the handle scale that precisely matched the profile of the brass builders plate, and there is no room for error while doing this type of work by hand with eye coordination, as apposed to doing it with a CNC milling machine.
It would have been simpler to flush mount the plate, however I elected to have it raised somewhat with 2/3 thirds of the plate thickness recessed, as I think it enhances the handle with the plate slightly raised above the surface.
Just so you know, although the plate required force to insert it into the recess, I also applied JB weld epoxy in the recess, making sure the plate is going nowhere.
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Here are a few comments on the custom name stamp seen here, and how its applied.....
The completed knife.....