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Hand forged Nessmuk knife

I just finished a three day bladesmithing class with Grant Marcoux in Alameda. He taught me how to make a Nessmuk knife out of O1 tool steel. The blade is hand forged. It has been normalized, oil hardened and tempered. The edge is so strong and sharp that it can cut even steel. The handle is made out of Padauk with a brass guard. Grant taught me how to make the knife step-by-step starting with the O1 round and forging it into rough shape. The class was fun and I have learned to really appreciate how much work goes into making a good knife. Now, I just need to convince my wife that it is okay to set up a forge at home.

Libevent 1.4.8-stable released

This is another bug fix release. Here are the problems fixed in this one:

  • Match the query in DNS replies to the query in the request; from Vsevolod Stakhov.
  • Fix a merge problem in which name_from_addr returned pointers to the stack; found by Jiang Hong.
  • Do not remove Accept-Encoding header

You can download the source from the usual place: