Photos from one of my Blacksmith Experience Days
Lester and I made a kitchen knife, which he later added a wooden handle to, we had two really good days of forging.
Here is Lester and me making a kitchen knife over a two day session.
In this picture we are Smith and Striking the handle portion of his knife using a small Dog head hammer and large Sledge hammer I forged with a large round face on one side and a compressed oval face on the other.
The ovular face of the teaching hammer means that the kind of force it generates squeezes the metal in a more refined direction than the round face which spreads in all directions.
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