We're used to thick spined heavy duty, full tang blades, but the classic pioneer survival type knife was more like a kitchen blade with a stick tang. Now days knives are used for many of the tasks an axe was used back then ( chopping splitting).
Forge glass or metal in emergency/survival situations? Its cool to forge you own knives/tools from scratch? Want to impress your lady that you not only know how to forge metal; but know how to build your own forge from scratch? Making