Jake returned his attention to the flame. As soon as the forge’s gage reached about 2100 degrees and showed white/yellow, it would be ready. It wasn’t the first time he had made a weapon like this and he thought of the ancient ones who had to judge only by looks if the temperature was right. He had the talent and was often asked to make these blades and the truth was he enjoyed it. What the buyer did with the finished product was not Jake’s concern. He brought the blade out of the heat and placed into the water to cool and then shape. He could not help but smile, he was so proud .