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Tell me all about Power Hammer Dies and tooling for bladesmithing

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Nicholas_Killmeier
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Hi,

I have my first power hammer coming in a couple weeks. So to say I'm a novice on that equipment is an understatement. It's a Ken's Custom Iron MZ75 with the saddle attachment and 2.5x5 inch flat dies.

Would you guys please share some specs on your favorite dies for forging blades? I assume it's going to be some type of drawing die, but I'd like some details on how it's shaped. I have a set of 2x2x5 1045 square blanks ready to shape. 

Also any tips on your favorite tooling for use with the square dies would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Nick

 
Posted : 08/06/2022 12:34 am
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