Knife Making

Video: Forging an axe, production-style

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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One response to “Video: Forging an axe, production-style

  1. 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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