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Howdy, I started forging my charcoal knife (a.k.a. bamboo splitting knife) and I wanted to run my expectations by the forum. I started with a piece of 12 inch by 3/8 inch by 2 inch leaf spring steel. I quartered it. One of these 1 inch by 3/8 by 6 inch pieces should weigh approx. 0.6375 lbs. I used weight charts for steel flat bar to calculate what length of blank I could draw out to 3/16 by 1 inch. I came up with 1 foot. I'm expecting to get at least a 10 inch by 1 1/4 inch chisel bevel blank. That doesn't include the short tang length. Let me know if I'm way off. Wish I had a picture of a roughed out blade, but I fried my blower controller and had to stop forging. I was able to get the first heat in and my little forge brought that stock up to HOT fairly easily.