From Steel to Sword–Here’s How Blacksmiths Mold Metal

[Laughs] This is Arnon. It’s all authentic, man. You know I worked for three hours to get that dirt on just right. He’s a blacksmith who loves chemistry. Arnon founded Bridgetown Forge in Portland, Oregon in the early 2000s, and that’s where the Reactions team met up with him. We were lucky enough to get […]

ALI AMZIL, THE REAL IRON MAN

This craft is so dear to my heart.. Even if you gave me a hundred thousand to work somewhere else, I wouldn’t go …the little money that I earn here is more than enough for me to stay I only want to do this craft It has started with Âblla (Abdellah), my great-grandfather followed by […]

I is for Ironwork

§ (male speaker) I is for ironwork. There’s probably no other American city that has the concentration of historic, forged, architectural ironwork that Charleston, South Carolina, does. § In modern times, probably the best known smith working in Charleston was Mr. Philip Simmons. He began his career as a general blacksmith. (Simmons) I became an […]

The Secret of Making a Pattern-Welded Viking Spear

Welcome to an end-to-end from start to finish video on making the Complete Viking Spear. In the Viking Era, the spear was the most common weapon. It had long range and was much cheaper than a sword. The wolf tooth spear in particular has fascinated me since I first saw it in the ‘Swords of […]

Making a Rail Anvil Stand

The rail gets traced here to establish a template The outline is cut using a bandsaw The template fits over the rail in both directions Strips of 1/2″ plywood are cut on the table saw Plywood squares are cut The template is used to trace the outline onto each square Holes are drilled to help […]

Welding the Sword Core (A Day at the Forge, Ep2)

A day at the forge is my escape from a busy week at work. It’s what I do on most Saturday mornings and feels almost like a ritual. Today, I am continuing to work on a complex pattern-welded sword I started a few months ago; the sword is slowly emerging at a cadence of roughly […]

Welding with John McGee

I started teaching welding at Blinn about 2010, but I always did it as part-time and I ran my blacksmith shop and then just a a year ago is when there was an opportunity to take over a full-time. So the welding world has always written stuff down and that part is great but the […]

Making Damascus with Alec Steele!

ladies and gentlemen welcome back to the workshop that’s my intro so today we’re gonna be forging a blade for our 3d printed knife handles with Alec so Alec how are we gonna do this first thing that we’re gonna do is we need to make a cool Damascus pattern raindrop Damascus gotta get the […]

Ковка шлема. Forging helmet. Armet, sallet, bascinet… Speed challenge.

Just for the fun of it. How long will it take for me to forge a skull (before alignment) for the closed helmed called “armet Griffon” in our portfolio? This is the incorrect name, we will have to change it later. I think that the forging will take around 1.5 – 2 hours. To make […]

Рихтовка шлема. Ковка доспеха.Planishing medieval helmet. Forging armor, just do it.

Hello everyone! This is the ArmorySmith Workshop and I’m continuing to make the armet “Griffon”. Now I need to make a final adjustment of the shape, straightening and welding. Make the skull of the helmet complete. The first half is done. The left one. And it took around 2 hours. In fact, that is a […]