This tutorial will introduce you to the following concepts:
- Making your own charcoal
- Selecting the proper steel
- Constructing a forge from dirt and other found materials
- The process of forging
- Stock removal techniques
- The theory behind heat treating
- General bladesmithing on the cheap.
All materials required to build your own forge, anvil, and grinder can either be found or purchased on the cheap for around $100 total.