The biggest surprise for me about Spencer Clark was to find out he was only an Apprentice Smith within the ABS. Apprentice Smiths usually do not incorporate unique design elements early on in their work. Incorporation of cut outs in the guard and recurve blades were a noticeable separation from the AS standard fare. I found his departures refreshing.
Spencer’s designs have the flow that most seasoned custom knife collectors appreciate. Too often the guards from new makers are big and chunky. This can break up the flow that the guard should provide from the blade to the handle. His guards compliment the symmetry of the blade grind and the exceptional ergonomics of his handles. All these features combine to give the owner a delight for their senses. Spencer is one of those rare makers whose abilities belie the short time that he has been making knives.
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