My wife hates it when I make a steel slingshot...
It is loud. It stinks. It is dirty.
Today, she was at the University, and I HAD to make a steel frame... it's been a long time.
Steel is so much more demanding. It takes a long time to "carve" the shape out of it, and the parts get very hot, too. But in the end, you get rewards galore. Unbreakable. Shiny. Hefty. Unique.
I made this one from a 12 mm and a 30 mm stainless steel rod, drilled the handle out for the fork and welded everything shut. The angle grinder got a lot to do.
I did not polish this to a high shine, just 80 grit - looks "business", and is not slippery at all.
It has the low forks of the Howitzer, deadly effective.