Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hi all, This is a combination of a first post, introduction and question. So I have the desire to learn how to make a sword. I have no knowledge and limited facilities. To begin, I have a council bungalow. I specifically say council, as it means I have no personal garden. I can't even have a shed. At the same time, I have very limited storage inside (till I board out my loft) and limited funds. So, just to see if I have the determination to shape a blade, I have just ordered a metre length of mild steel. And yes, I know I cannot harden that. It is purely a cheap piece of practice steel. So, if, with the aid of an angle grinder and a workmate I can some kind of shape, I will then start with the aim of making a functional blade. So I guess I will have to use a processing company to harden the blade. For the handle, I aim to 3D print the components and then make a coffee can furnace and cast aluminium components from the models. Does this sound doable? I guess if our ancestors made them thousands of years ago, I should be able to do it in a bungalow.