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get some decent steel, car springs are very good and old files.
second is the steel pipe protected against the fire? fire brick or fireproof wool? because it will start to rust or even melt if you don't protect it.
other than that it seems pretty good. enjoy your new addiction :D

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An enclosed solid fuel forge? Neat.

Yes the higher temperature bricks are better, but the 2000F bricks have a useful service life.

I would go to stock removal on that blade at this point. You really wanted to establish more shape while it was thicker. I am not a knife maker, I have tried a couple times though.

Something to look at:

Knives are really rather advanced, so you may want to step back and make other things first.


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