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In the Medieval period, how long would an average swordsmith need to forge an average sword?
The only modern shortcuts the folks I know use are to buy alloy stock rather than trying to make it themselves, and to use propane to fire their forges. Still using an anvil, hammer, strong arm, and bucket of water. Plus assorted tongs and other tools.