stickmaker (stickmaker) wrote in little_details,

Heavy-Duty Pounding

I've been trying to find out what sort of hammer heads were used on early trip hammers and drop hammers. This is outside the scope of any of my blacksmithing books, and so far I haven't found anything appropriate through Googling.

I want to know what would be needed for forging wrought iron or mild steel. Would you be able to get by with a hard, tough stone (and if so, what types of stone would work)? Or would you need something like a case-hardened casting of wrought iron?
Tags: ~technology: pre-industrial

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