Photos from one of my Blacksmith forging experience days
The Petefire Blacksmith Forging Experiences now happen at my Chiswell Green Blacksmith Forge, near St Albans.
Lester and I made a kitchen knife during his two day forging experience, which he later added a wooden handle to, we had two really good days of forging.
We made the kitchen knife over a two day forging experience session. Lester had a week between sessions, I normally advise people to have a break of a few days as forging tests muscles that may not normally be used.
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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