Last week I had some time to do whatever I wanted. So I did a project I wanted to try for some time. I wanted to see what quality of steel cheap wreaking bars and pry bars were made of, and I had a simple one piece sword idea in mind. First I purchased a cheap 36in wreaking bar and 2, 15in flat pry bars from Harbor Freight. Did every steel and forge test I know. As the tools they were intended to be they had an uneven temper not very good. However, the steel was a good quality high carbon, same carbon content as used in mill files. Next in a long marathon session of forging I made a sword from a wreaking bar. 30in total length, a broad blade, very thick blade but fast, tapered, and balanced (1in at hilt to 1/4 at tip), the hilt is forged from the blade and later to be cord or leather wrapped so it's a simple 1 piece sword. Deferental hardened so it has a temper line. Very strong, I was able to take a 12lbs sledge hammer to it and cut into railroad spikes and it held a razor edge. I still got more work to do on it (polishing and fittings, scabbard) and I'm thinking of forging a matching sling shot. Should I forge a matching sling shot?