this is how we do 

An over view of the forging process for those unfamiliar with this ancient craft. 

two steps heat it. beat it 

I use a modern forge that runs on gas which is a little less romantic than its sensory coal fire predecessor. there is no fire crackle, pungent smoke or filthy black dust but it still brings the heat.

After that, things haven't changed much in the last century. Its all fire, steel, strength and sweat, manipulating the 1000 degree metal with hammer and anvil.