OK, I got some HSS for making tools, in this case, I made a skew from the 1/2 x 1" piece.
I cut the piece to just around 12" in length, then I used a 4" angle grinder to make the tang for the tool...........
Let me tell you, that took a bit of grinding, this stuff is HARD!!
I then used the 4" angle grinder to do the majority of the griding on the point, I finished with the slow-speed 8" grinder..........
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and a close up of the tip........
I then put a handle on it............
and it is done.
Boy let me tell you, when you pick this sucker up, you know it, it is heavy!
I honed it and used it a bit, WOW just don't cover it!!
Took about 3 hours total.