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I Forge Iron

Old World Blacksmithing, ferrier

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I love searching the internet for videos. There is so much out there to see, and I love it when I run across something that's particularly interesting.

This video has so many entertaining facets that it's hard to pinpoint any one thing as that key that makes it a good 15 minutes of your time.

The narrator in the beginning has a very sexy voice and reminds me of an elf in LOTR. I don't know if that's Russian or what, but I definitely found myself paying attention.

The old world live-by-the-horse culture is fascinating. Looks like something right out of Central Casting. The clothing, horses, tack, wagons, plows... it's just wonderful. A window in time.

The finale at 14:10 is just awesome. The striker certainly shows his skills throughout the video, but that last piece is particularly fun. Can't say I've ever seen anyone rock a church window like that!

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The cadence and music from the anvils is mesmerizing. When they work, the product explains itself. No translation needed.

I can't help but notice that the anvils are not fastened down, and seem to be walking or rocking with each blow. Granted, this style of anvil has a thicker waist and more mass under the blows, but still, seems like wasted effort.

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