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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.
Step by step tutorial on my crafting of a stock-removal spooky sharp knife.
You'll still need a forge for heat treatment, but no anvil is required for this build. This tutorial examines grinding techniques and methods of keeping costs down to an absolute minimum.
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