We did not want this winter to be like the last several. Where the weather gets bad and we are done making knives for three months. Now regardless of the weather we can be doing what we love. This is a propane forge. I have never worked with anything but coal for the past 10 years and I have to say I am really impressed. I wish I had picked one of these up years ago. It was easy to set up, (some assembly required) but once hooked up to a tank it took right off and we heat treated four blades in it very quickly. It will help us through the winter months to get ready for hopefully a busy summer. We look forward to working with our friends on pattern welded steel aka “damascus steel” over these cold dark months.