What's going on in your shop?

Was experimenting with some different lamination stuff. This is not San Mai. You can probably tell since it continues through the tang. Little hidden tang neck knife. Just gotta do the guard and handle now.

Edit: CruForge V at the edge. 4140 towards the spine with a piece of nickel in between.

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Just how in the world did you do that? Is that what Boss called "stipple"? Almost looks like CruForge V bonded to the 4140 with the Nickel?