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How Hot Does Charcoal Burn?

 ​When it comes to forging a knife, heat is a critical factor in determining how easy it will be to work the steel as well as the quality of the final product you’ll end up with. Hot, consistent temperatures in your forge is a necessity, and the fuel source that you choose helps determine that […]

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Types of Blacksmithing Hammers and Their Uses

 There is perhaps no more important tool for a blacksmith than their hammer. It’s the iconic instrument of the craft, and we always envision blacksmiths wielding a hammer over an anvil. The truth is, blacksmiths rely on many different hammers, for different purposes, and every blacksmith has a range of hammers for the job at hand. […]

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Beginner Blacksmith Kit. Just Add Heat, And Beat.

​Blacksmithing is a hobby that is growing in popularity all over the world, as people develop a new interest in exploring this ancient art form and learning to work and shape metal with their hands. It’s a fantastic way to develop a deeper understanding of the art and science of metal working, and to make […]

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Quenching Oil For Blacksmithing

 After you’ve finished hammering out and shaping your most recent forging experiment, it’s time to “lock it in” by quenching the blade or tool so that it is hard enough to use and last. There are a wide variety of different quenching liquids to consider, including dedicated quenching oils or even just miscellaneous oils you […]

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How To Forge A Knife For Beginners

There’s something special about making your own tools, and knives are no exception. Whether you plan to craft daggers to throw for fun, make an outdoor knife for your workshop, or want a custom addition to your cutlery set, forging a knife lets you do all of that – and more. This guide is meant as […]

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How To Make A Propane Torch Burn Hotter

How to Make A Propane Torch Burn Hotter When setting up your first forge for doing a little blacksmithing or, a foundry for metal casting one of the fundamental issues is how to get enough heat. Below I’m going to tell you how to make a propane torch burn hotter. Now, charcoal and coal can be […]

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A Guide To Blacksmith Tools For Beginners

A Guide to Blacksmith tools for beginners When getting into blacksmithing one of the things that attracts a lot of people is being able to make their own tools. However one of the realities is when you’re starting off, you don’t have good tools with which to make better tools. This guide is all about the […]

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