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Blacksmithing related topics, general discussion

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Cold Worked Iron and Steel

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Folding Knives

Folding knives meant to save space.

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Swordsmithing

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Axes, Hawks, Spears, etc

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Heat Treating Knives, Blades etc

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Repousse

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Alabama Forge Council

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Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association

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