312 Let's increase the deliverables.

 After seeing everyone off, I set the forge on fire. There's more work to be done on the armor, but for now, let's start with next week's (or is it this week's?) deliveries. "Alright, let's get started.

Alright, let's get started.

 According to the custom of the forest, there will be no hunting tomorrow (even though there will be pulling up and dismantling), so I'll ask everyone to help me with the sword tomorrow, and today I'll make knives and other forged items.

I've heard that both swords and knives are selling well, but maybe it's time to officially deliver the spears.
"Huh? Didn't you make one before?
That was a temporary mass production at Camilo's request, and we delivered it.

 And after that, it was probably the one that the Marquis gave to the Empire. In return, he seems to have received some of the territory that the Empire had almost abandoned. I'm afraid I haven't checked the exact details.
 But if that's true, there are more spears in my hands in the Empire than in the Kingdom. I'd like to mass produce them for distribution within the kingdom, but I have to admit that it's not that interesting.

"Swords and spears? If you're a master, you might want to make a few spears, even if you have to reduce the number of 'high class' models.

 Rike said thoughtfully with his hand on his chin. With her approval, I'll be fine. Unlike a cheat like me, she's a human (a dwarf) who's made things.
 But I'd like to know why, for the future.

Is that so?

 Rique removed his hand from his chin and nodded.

It's true that sales are good, and Camilo-san is definitely a successful merchant, so I think he'll be safe for a while, but in the extreme, when every person in the world has one of the master's knives, there will be no more knives to sell.
That's true.
Well, that's extreme, but it's quite possible that sales will slow down at some point. It would be better to be able to switch to another product smoothly at that time, and it would be better to spread the quality of the product sufficiently before then.

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.
 Even though I have something on hand that doesn't look like a blacksmith, I'm still far from being able to live comfortably with my family for the rest of my life. Until then, I'll need some kind of food, and I'm afraid that I won't be able to earn enough money with my goal in sight.

Camilo will sell the rest.
I don't think there's any merchant who wouldn't sell his quality.

 I was worried about whether Camilo would sell it to me, so I tried to tell him that, but he dismissed my concern with a bite. I was a little taken aback by how forcefully he said it.

"Well, if Rike says so, then it must be true. ....... Let's go for a knife first.

 I regained my dignity just in time, took the sheet metal and plunged it into the fire. The usual routine begins: check the temperature, tap it, and make it into the shape you want.
 But my hammer, having decided to start anew, bounced around on the sheet metal a little more lightly than usual.