Jump to content
I Forge Iron

Which Would You Prefer?

Recommended Posts

I would rather neither get damaged. I would practice hammer control and patience to avoid this scenario. That said, mistakes do happen, but if it came down to it I would rather damage the hammer face. Hammers can be much more easily dressed than an anvil face. If you chipped the edge of your anvil it is most likely because you left the edges too sharp. 

Take your time. You don't need to forge as fast as a farrier in competition to make a something. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You wouldn't ask that if you owned a Soderfors, hammers always lose though you CAN chip an edge. Don't miss, by time you're down to thin you should be using lighter blows so you should be much more accurate.

You just need more practice, making nails is excellent practice for making consistent tapers and heading. You can't be consistent without good control and it's a good gauge of your progress.

Frosty The Lucky.

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...