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Just thought I would throw this up for posterity. It's mild steel so it will be used for Japanese chisels (wood handle). I tried to forge weld some W2 on the striking ends but failed... I'm just getting started and just getting my forges running (charcoal and gas). i might take another run at this hammer head to clean it up, widen the eye, and maybe even stick weld some stainless or O1 or W2 on the ends. I wanted to stick with the Japanese style, but it's starting to look more like the farrier style rounding hammers.
A friend and I are working on forging some Viking style forging hammers using a wrought iron "core" with forge welded faces for both the large face and cross peen. I have an old, rusty 1 1/2" x 1/2" x 18" gage block that I plan to sacrifice to use for face material. I hot cut a section off last night and quenched it in water at a dull orange heat and it hardened up wonderfully, but if anyone has any idea what the typical steel type is for these I'd appreciate more accurate information so I can address proper heat treatment. Thanks