56 failure and success

 Looking at the inside of the forge, we find a fire pit, a fiddle, a hammer, and other tools. The other thing that catches my eye is the large hammer. If you look at it, you will see that it has a shaft extending outward at the top. This is the kind of hammer used in a waterwheel. The installer will show you how to make it work, so you should be able to manage it.
 The firebox is not magic, so you have to light it yourself. After putting charcoal in the fire pit, take the bark, straw, sheet metal, and a hammer to the anvil.

 After placing the sheet metal on the anvil, turn it over and hit the edges with the hammer as hard as you can. After doing this for a while, the edge of the sheet metal becomes red hot. Put some straw on the bark of the tree, and touch the red-hot sheet metal to it, and the straw will ignite. Bring it quickly to the fireplace, place it around the coals, and operate the fungo until the coals ignite.
 After a while, when the fire is started, add charcoal and repeat the operation. In my workshop, this part is done quickly and easily by magic. All you have to do is just throw in some coals, light them with magic, and let the wind blow. Someone who can use magic better than me should be able to do the same thing with this fire pit, but it's the minimum I can do. And such a person probably wouldn't be a blacksmith.

 After the fire has turned sufficiently and the temperature has risen, I put in the best sheet metal I could find and heat it. After heating it up, the first step is to stretch it. Place the heated sheet metal on the anvil and hit it with a hammer. I try to make the tissue as even as possible, but the feeling is a little different from usual. Is it because the hammer is different? Maybe I should have brought it from the workshop. This is a "special order" model, so I'm concentrating on striking and stretching.
 Eventually, the length of the longsword is reached. Now it's time to shape it. The shape is created by heating and beating. The finished shape is a longsword with a straight blade. This gives it a sense of solidity.
"Oh, it's ready?
 Camilo called out to me from where he had been.
"Yeah, in shape.
 As I answered, I put the sword into the fire pit and raised the temperature. Prepare for quenching. I manipulate the fusigo to find the perfect temperature. When the sword is heated to the desired temperature, remove it from the fireplace and quickly cool it with water. When the temperature has dropped sufficiently, hold it lightly over the fire to warm it up again, and then cool it down. After polishing and sharpening, it was supposed to be ready for .......

 I was puzzled.
"What's wrong? Isn't it done?
 Camilo is worried about my condition.
Camilo is worried about me. "No, I could have, but not like this. ......
 That's right. This sword doesn't have the sparkle that I had when I made the "custom model". This is a "high end" model at best. I suppose it's a cheat to be able to do that in such a short time, but it's not good enough to make an heirloom for the next generation.
"It looks good enough.
"No... No, not like this.
 As in my workshop, there was firewood, so I placed a piece of straw on it and slashed it with the sword I had just struck. The straw was cut quickly. The blade cut into the wood.
"Oh, that's really sharp.
No, it's not ...... like this. ......
 Camilo is excited, but of course my custom-made model doesn't have this kind of sharpness. It's only a high-end model. I take out my own knife and use it to cut straw and firewood. The straw cut through the wood with a single stroke. This is the kind of sharpness you get with a custom-made model.
"Oh, hey, that's .......
"Hmm? Yeah, when I'm serious, I can make something this sharp.
"Oh, yeah? ......
 Camilo is a little taken aback. I see, Helen really only showed me her appearance, not her sharpness.
Don't say that too much.
"I know, I know. I know. I mean, they won't believe you even if you say this.
Oh, yeah?
 You can cut firewood with a knife, let alone a bundle of straw.
I'll try a couple of knives.
What about this one?
I'll give you some if you want. They're cheap.
"You're still a greedy blacksmith, you know that?
 Camilo said with a smile.

 I tried to make two more knives, but they were all high-end models. The sun had long since set, and Camilo was nowhere to be seen.
 I compare the high-end model I made here with the custom-made model for my self-defense. The brilliance is completely different. The high-end model has a certain degree of brilliance, but the custom-made model seems to glow on its own. It seems to shine much brighter now than when it was made. What is the difference? ....... How can I make this shine with this material?

"No. That's not it.
 I realized. If it doesn't work using only the materials here, I can make it using the materials not here.

 I turned up the fire in the fire pit and put a dismembered self-defense knife in it and heated it. Take out the red-hot knife and cut it into thirds. Place a small piece of sheet metal and the cut knife alternately on the sheet metal, wrap it with a thin wet linen cloth, stick the ashes of burning straw on it, and put it in the fireplace to heat. Take out the red-hot, lumpy-looking piece and, making full use of the cheat, hit it with a hammer so that the sheet metal here sticks to the steel of the knife you cut.
 Repeat this process several times, and when it comes together, hit it with the hammer to stretch it, but not to the desired length yet. When it has reached the desired length, cut a slit in the middle, fold it over, and put it together again. This process was repeated about 15 times.

 The resulting mass is then heated again, and this time it is stretched to the desired length. At this time, I beat it to make the tissue as even as possible and to eliminate any irregularities. This time, you will not feel any discomfort as you did when you first hit it.
 It has been extended to the desired length. There are no irregularities or distortions. From here, I make the shape. Repeat the heating and beating. Watching intently to make sure that the unevenness and distortions that have been erased do not appear again.
 The resulting shape is not the same as the first one, but one with a graceful curve at the edge. I didn't think about it when I first made it, but if it's going to be a family heirloom, it'd better have a design as elaborate as this. The quenching, tempering, polishing, and sharpening were all done to perfection.
 I took my time to look at the newly made blade. This shine is definitely a custom made model. I brought out some straw and firewood, set it up, and lightly swung the longsword down on it.

 The next moment, the blade of the longsword touches the ground, and the straw and firewood are scattered on both sides.