Keep in mind, I've spent a total of about 4 separate days and at the Forge and probably a total of 20-24 hrs. I have a long way to go and got ambitious, but considering my lack of experience I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I did burn a small hole in the top of the blade toward the front, but oh well. This was all done in a coal fired forge using an anvil and assorted hammers, no power hammer. I have a long way to go on hammer control but I did get a taper on the blade. At this point, I'm trying to decide if I want to leave it as-is and just finish forming the bevel, harden, and sharpen or if I want to take it to the belt sander and clean up the grind, bevel, and give it more of a tip. If you couldn't tell, this was made from an old railroad spike. Let me know what you think, and please, be honest. I will try and get some better pics after I get it cleaned up some more.