415 a married couple's sword

Where do the fairies get their steel from?

 It's not like they're creating it from nothing. If they can't create it themselves, they must be getting it from somewhere else.
 If the transaction is going smoothly, I won't bother to interfere with it, but if it's not appropriate, I'd be happy to have them take it from us. It's a good thing that we live in the same forest, and it'll be easier for the fairies to move around.

I've asked the chief of the beastmen to bring them to me. In exchange for a little blessing, of course.
"I see.

 So there's circulation in the Kuro Forest anyway. Well, that's because there was life before I got here.

Well, we don't use weapons very often, say once every few years.
"So you don't need them that much in the first place?

 Deepika nodded.

Yes. I only need enough to repair it. There's no need to build a new one.

 Then there's nothing we can do about it. If it's the size of a fairy, it's the size of a doll. It may be possible to make one, but it would be difficult even for a dwarf.

But if you have a chance, you might want to share the steel. The chief is not here at the moment, so I can't make any decisions for you.
You're always welcome.

 As Deepika replied, "Thank you, sir," I grabbed the cold sheet metal with my jaw.

"It's not the same after all .......

 Samija said as she looked at the sheet metal I had grabbed with the tool. She has been making sheet metal for the longest time in this group, including Rike. I guess she's starting to understand what's good and what's bad.

You know?
I don't know what it is, but I know it's different from what we made.
It's not like you're a professional. I think it's enough if you can understand that much in this period of time.
Is that how it is?
That's the way it is.

 I don't mean to impose this level on everyone. Aside from the difference between cheaters and non-cheaters, there is no need to be at this level from the start.

 The rest of the work is the same as usual. Forming, shaping, quenching (and tempering), and sharpening.
 The difference is that this is a special order product, so the magic power is put to the limit, and the process before shaping.

 I heat it up and shape it. I've done this so many times that I could almost do it with my eyes closed, but I concentrate on it.
 Eventually, the double-edged knife, which seemed to need almost no modification, appeared. Since it was made in one piece, the blade and handle were already formed.
 Normally, I would use a file or something to even out the slight irregularities after this, but in this case, I will make a few changes before that.

 I fix the knife in place, and start engraving with a tool. The carving is of a small rose. It is the same as the one on the guard.
 I thought about putting it in the sheath like the guardian knife, but I didn't want it to stand out too much, so I decided to put it in a place where it would rarely be seen. I chose a rose of all things, so it took some effort, but a rose bloomed safely on the knife.

"Okay, that's it.

 I put the knife with the rose in its body next to the guardian sword. The two knives stand together like a married couple.

"Wow, that's really something.

 Lija-san says to me with deep admiration.

Thank you, sir. Well, it's my job, isn't it?

 Yes, my job is blacksmithing. My work is blacksmithing, although I've been doing a little more cutting and tearing lately, and sometimes I feel like I'm losing track of it. But I don't want to let the things I've been given go to waste.

I'll finish it then.
Yes! I'll be watching!

 I picked up the file, regaining my motivation from Lija's cheerful words.