I have always been interested in Gaffs and their making, So I have really been busy looking into the history of their making and such.
It seems that some folks believe that all Gaffs are made by welding the blade to the Socket, This simply is not true. the welded Gaffs really werent made much untill about the late fifties or early sixties. Before that they were made just like the ads say "In one piece". The Socket is acually part of the blade, And were acually kind of a Blacksmith type item. It is also believed that the sockets cant be made by you and me , this is also false, as mant have made their own sockets.
I am currently experimenting with making a pair for art purposes only, Ill let you know what I learn . Dont ask for pictures though I havent been able to do that on here.