Good for you. I'm reminded that I haven't touched real machine tools in years now, not that it has anything to do with forging.
Can't say I'll ever get around to it, so don't be shy about beating me to it Full Sack, but one of these days I'd like to do something in Wootz steel. A 2000+ year old process for producing crucible grade steel, wasn't surpassed until the late in the 18th century. it is also the proper steel to refer to when using the term Damascus, as nothing like the layered steel referred to today was ever produced in ancient Damascus.
Because of the carbide size and distribution you can create interesting patterns with it. Rick Furrer gives classes where you make a blob of the stuff then forge it, very reasonable price. Saw one of his knives that had a very distinct fern stalk running the length, impressive.