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Jay sorry for the delayed response. I didn’t see your question at the bottom when I read your post. Thats what I get for using the small screen on my phone to look at this site. Depending on what methods you use it can vary. I have not done any forging yet but I would imagine shaping the blade would take a while. For grinder smithing I would say it would be getting the blade grind even on both sides. Grind a little, check, grind a little more. Another thing depends on what your starting material was. If it is a lot thicker than your end blade will be it can take a while to gring it down to the right thickness. If you are trying to make a knife with no electricity and just using hand tools. ALL OF IT. Lol