The constant clang of metal on metal stopped once again as I let the metal heat back up. Through the sound of the fire and the wheeze of the billows I thought about what I was making. Not something to be sold, nor something that had been commissioned. No finally I was making something for myself, this would be as fine of a piece as I have ever made. The materials alone cost most of my savings. "But it will be worth it." I say out loud as I take the hunk of metal out of the fire and start shaping it again. I will actually be useful in a fight, not just as a quick fixer for the new homeguard's armour, but will be able to contribute in taking down our enemies.