Smith and striker
Make your own tools
blacksmithing tools

One of these techniques is how to use a sledge-hammer, working with another person as a smith and striker. This entails lowering the anvil on to a shorter stand, so that the hammer comes down level when hitting the tool on top of the hot metal. This is the traditional way of working which leads to greater productivity because one (the striker) is using the sledge with two hands and can exert more force than one person using a hand hammer and controlling the metal to be struck.

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