A Dragon Door Knocker.

When I first started blacksmithing, I wanted to jump straight into making cool stuff like this dragon door knocker. If I could give advice to my younger self, it would be to slow down and learn the basics first. Had I spent some time thinking about optimal clothing, I could have saved myself from the pain of many small burns! Image source.

A door knocker is a common blacksmithing project. Many people begin by making a simple ring, but you can do SO MUCH MORE than that. I love this dragon door knocker.