We all know that the correct answer to any knife-related question is Smatchet. But in these crazy times, a regular, run-of-the-mill Smatchet just won't do. Hell no! What you need is a Mega-Smatchet. The first step is to source some mega-thick steel. This is from the thickest part of a huge truck leaf-spring stack. It is 0.665" thick at the thickest section. You need the correct tools to begin with...which in this case is an angle grinder, one clamp, a piece of wood and a 20 pound weight, and some boots you don't care if they catch on fire (they did): A screwdriver will help you pry off those stubborn sections: Getting there... Safe!!! Time for forging fun. Need to flatten things out, and widen the blade. Now, due to part of what makes it so "Mega", I needed to anneal the handle. I had set up the video camera, and got great shots of the whole process. Almost the entire piece was glowing like the sun, and it was impressive to watch as I placed it in the pre-heated vermiculite. Somehow, it all got erased along the way though... Anyway, it's still thick.