Jump to content
I Forge Iron

Got the Ball Pein Shop axe

Recommended Posts

Nice hot cut. A slitter is a little different beast but you got the moves all you need is the form.

One thing that needs improvement is the alignment of the striking end with the working end. Visualize the impact force from the hammer striking the tool. The energy WILL take the most direct route through the tool to the work. The struck end needs to be as centered on a straight line to the center of the working end as possible. In this case the reshaped pein and the center of the cutting edge.

As forged this hot cut's struck end is lined up on the top 1/3 of the blade. It's not a huge thing, this one will work a treat but it's something to keep in mind for your next struck (top) tool.

Well done. Frosty The Lucky.

Edited by Frosty
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...