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Hammer Head...
      #322200 - 05/12/18 11:34 AM

I'll post up some bush knives and such, but in the meantime...

Not a blade but you don't forge a blade without one.

Started with a 5 lb chunk of 1045 round bar stock.

In the forge it goes...



Hustling to the anvil...



After forging the flats, punching the handle hole w/ 10 pound maul...





Hole punched, next step the drift {widening the hole}...



Hole drifted...



After normalizing, reheating, the quench...





Pickling...



Hafted and ready to go. 4 1/2 pound head...







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