|The metal trades|
Upon accepting this task, you will be given a Copper Ingot. You will then need to purchase Recipe: Dagger from Karl Gourin for 11 copper, which will add the [ Forge a dagger ] action. Crafting a Rudimentary Copper Dagger requires 4 Forging, 1 Ingot and 1 Fuel. Make sure the quality is set to "Rudimentary" when crafting.
As Firewood is not strong enough to work a copper ingot on its own:
- If you haven't used it already, you may have Oak Charcoal from Being a blacksmith.
- The charcoal place pays out 5 charcoal every couple of hours.
- Lignite is often sold cheaply by other players.
Purchasing a Blacksmith's Hammer is another option, but probably too expensive for new players.
Despite the advice given, making anything but the best quality item is generally a bad idea as each ingot take a long time to produce.