Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking
In an established permanent blacksmith's shop, the support is a ... A swage block
is not essential for all blacksmithing, but it is convenient to have one when curves
have to be made to exact sizes or many parts have to be made to match.
Swage blocks take the place of a large number of individual tools, particularly
bottom swages and heading tools. There probably is a larger variety of -shapes
and sizes of swage blocks than of any other blacksmith tool on the market. The