ABS Master Smith Rob Hudson demonstrates blade forging to shape at the anvil and explains the process in detail. This step by step DVD was filmed during the New England Bladesmithing Exposition held in Auburn, Maine and hosted at the New England School of Metalwork.


1) Introduction and Steel Discussion
2) Techniques Illustrated using Oil Clay
3) Forging Blade in W2 Steel
4) Working the Choil Section
5) Forging Ricasso Region
6) Tang Development and Considerations
7) Straightening and Annealing Blade Techniques
8) Blade Forging Discussion and Questions

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