This is the first time I have ever posted on a forum, although I have been viewing this forum as a guest for the past six months. I am a novice knifemaker/ traditional blacksmith and am here to learn as much as I can about the above topics. I operate out of my detached workshop and for forging operations I use a homemade solid fuel forge. Thank you for allowing me to become a part of the Survival Monkey family, I am very happy to be here! Here are a couple of my knifemaking projects that turned out better than a pile of cracked metal.