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2 hours ago, IronWolf said:

nose piercing tong's :rolleyes:

Maybe for an elephant seal. 

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Basically those are custom tongs built to work for a specific use---and one not common as a bunch of us have looked at them and scratched our heads. Also it looks like the original user didn't use them heavily because if they had they would have probably ended up forging a cleaner set do to the "you generally have to make 6 of something to get good at it" rule  (ok "suggestion")

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At 27 inches, they are hammer head tongs. We have it's brother that an old smith gave us and that's what he said they are, 27 inches also. The other two are pottery tongs I made the center one is 37 inches long and the one on the right is 50 inches long.

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All my hammer and axe head tongs have Very Substantial inward facing points unlike those small ones.

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I think Irondragon's answer looks like a winner.  I wonder if those tongs were used before the eye was punched to pivot like the haberman style?  The relatively small points might leave marks on the cheeks but then again, being small, they might forge out during drifting.

 

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