Hi. I’m a beginner Blacksmith living in Virginia. I’ve always been fascinated with blacksmithing since I was a kid. I have been playing around for a few months or so. I’m teaching myself and I’m worried about what type of steel I can put in the forge. Is there a reference anywhere that I can look at? I know the basics like no galvanized steel or chrome plated etc. Any help would be appreciated.
Mild steel…it’s thickness depending upon the style of forge you choose to build.