Hopefully you will be able to use some unforged pieces for bolsters.
Many of the iron meteorites have cool patterns when etched that would be messed up by heat treating.
Delbert ground a dagger blade for me from a gibeon meteorite slice.
After the knife was completed I messed up the etching so I need to re-etch the blade.
Meteorite is cool stuff. Magical powers too.
Supposed to protect you from werewolves and such.
Since I have had mine I haven't seen a single monster so it must be working.