Video: Forging an axe, production-style

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I found this in the Blacksmithing for Beginners Facebook group. It makes sense in hindsight, but I had never given much thought to industrial forging of a tool like that. It is a neat mix of human and automation.

As cool as the progression of dies is, it still takes a tremendous amount of skill to complete the steps leading to a consistent and quality product. I can only imagine what one’s first attempts look like.

Two minutes well spent.

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  1. sagebrushracer says:

    ahh, its cool to watch anything be forged IMO. funny to see the camera picking up the IR as purple too, seems like something disney might try to pull, a glowing purple axe….

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