I went to a festival yesterday and met a real cool guy who made knives and decor out of steel that he forged himself! Now, I’ve always wanted to do that so I finally got to making my own ‘forge’. It’s really just a steel can wrapped in ceramic fiber insulation, wrapped in tin foil (to keep the insulation where it belongs), fueled by my glass working torch. The open end of the steel can is covered with a fire brick.
Not as good as the knives I saw at the festival, but not all that bad for my first ‘real’ knife!