Blacksmith Experience Day photos

Photos from one of my Blacksmith Experience Days

Lester and I made a kitchen knife, which he later added a wooden handle to.

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, Experience Days

Here is Lester and me making a kitchen knife over a two day session.

 

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, Experience Days

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.

 

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, Experience Days

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.

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, Experience Days

 

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, Experience Days

 

Petefire Artist Blacksmith, Experience Days