CharlieTango, I’m making a note of this idea. Useful resource for other tool making. Thanks! “Relief springs in vehicles are an excellent source of metal for knives/swords.”

I’m blessed to live where I can own many firearms and carry legally but I’m always on the look out for less than lethal options.

If I lived in a place with no firearm option I’d perfect my ‘grey man’ skills and situational awareness so as to see trouble coming in advance and just be a bit more ‘invisible.’ As well as have the technology to defend myself and may family allowable by law. How this changes in SHTF not sure. In SHTF grey man might look a bit different. How well can you blend into a FEMA camp? Just kidding…

Selco is mentioned in this article about grey man approach:
“Becoming the Grey Neighbor”