Small rounding hammer I forged from 4340
Jab, jab, jab.
This little hair pokes into the wrinkle of my neck.
Go away little hair, no one asked you to speak up.
You want coffee? Fine, let’s see what I can do.
Ball fuller from 4340 and pickup tongs from mild steel. Hand forged.
Blacksmith by F. X. Leyendecker (brother of J. C.)
Hand-raised my first successful seamless vessels out of a solid sheets of red brass. May or may not have been the most satisfying task I’ve ever completed. There are still touch-ups and finishing to do, and the pitcher will eventually get a handle. They stand about ten inches high.
Gem at the university’s book sale.