Nice! That looks sharp (no pun intended).
Aww, man! For my second attempt? I would love to have done the traditional no washer approach, but I didn't like the look of those black spots around the pin in the "before" photos. They didn't seem the most robust. Not to mention my novice peening abilities...That really needs a new wedge and to be pinned without washers.
I try not to glue wedges, it is not needed and makes for removal difficult.Thanks, Doc. I'm hoping that the blanks I have coming will provide me with a couple wedges. They are brown/white streaked horn and natural camel bone, so they should be a nice complimentary contrast to one another, if there can be such a thing! The Rodgers blades have thick tangs, so the wedge will be more prominent on those scales. Need to up my game, for sure.
ajduplessis, thank you as well!
I have been gluing the wedge in before pinning. Is this recommended?