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Forge a steel sword quickly

This is a tutorial on how to make a sword quick and easy with minimal amount of work.

I show you some basic blacksmithing techniques and I take you through the whole process from start to finish.

The cost of this project was twenty dollars for the steel and the wooden handle and 12 dollars for the Hardwood lump charcoal for the forge. So, the total cost was 32 dollars. And the project took a total of six hours of time to complete.

I also have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page.

Will has a youtube channel with over 700 videos on projects you can make including dozens of blacksmithing videos. Check it out right here



The forging sword

The completed sword


Materials Used for this Project:

  • 1 piece of steel 2 inches wide, 1/8 inch thick and 36 inches long (Home Depot)
  • 1 piece of steel 1 1/4 inches wide, 3/16 thick, 36 inches long (Home Depot)
  • 1 bag of Hardwood Lump Charcoal for the forge( Home Depot)
  • 1 piece of wood 6 inches long and 2x2 inches for the handle


Let's Get Started!

Heat the sword

The first thing we are going to do is heat the end of the steel bar and form the point of the sword.







The cutoff tool

Ok, once the steel is up to forging temperature we are going to cut the point of the sword. We do this on something called a hardy tool. That pyramid shape on the anvil is our hardy tool. And this particular type of tool is a cut off tool. We can place steel on it, hammer it and slice off pieces.







A Note from Will : Yay! It's been a long Winter and it feels so good to be hammering at hot steel again! Have you always wanted to blacksmith? Go for it. That's what I say. There is always a way.



Cut the ends

See how it works? Put the steel on the cutting edge top of the hardy tool and then hit it with a hammer. You can see how it cuts the steel.








Shape the tip of the sword

We do multiple cuts slowly shaping the point that we want.








The shape is done

Ok, with multiple small cutoffs we have achieved a nice shape for the tip of this sword.

Let's Continue with the tutorial and cut the tang of the sword.


Or you can watch the video tutorial below






The Complete Bladesmith

The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection

Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that'll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, select your materials, fashion grips and hilts, grind edges and much more!



Make a knife

Knifemaking Tutorial

How to make a real knife using the stock removal method. This is part of my blacksmithing series of tutorials. Knifemaking


Make a sword

How to Make a Real Sword - I take you through the whole process of making a sword. And this one is a good sized sword! Really beefy and feels good in the hands. How to Make a sword




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