Blacksmithing at Northern Crescent Iron

  1. It's old school technique with hammer and anvil and a swage block. I weld to get the shape and a torch to tweak the fins and give it more life. “It's a long process, especially the first one. All the fish on the gate are variations. Some like the perch
  2. Blacksmith apprentice Alana McLaughlin uses a hammer and a swage block to add a curve to the handle part of the railroad spike knife on Tuesday at Northern Crescent Iron Inc. in Flat Rock. Paul L. Newby II / PnewbyII@Citizen-Times.com, Asheville
  3. Anvil and block (19th/20th century). Iron and wood. a photo of an anvil with tools laying on top of it. © The Oxfordshire Museum. The essential, iconic tool of the blacksmith. The square hole can be used for bending, or a swage can be fitted. Flintlock

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