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It takes time and practice to learn hammer control and develop the necessary strength. Start with a relatively light hammer of 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 pounds (700 to 1000 g). Work up in 1/4 pound (100 g) increments to a heavier weight. Listen to your body. Little pains can be warnings of future problems. -

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An on line reference for Blacksmiths and other metal workers. Originally a book in progress. Included two feature pages, The anvilfire Armoury and the The anvilfire Story page.

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We get a lot of questions about armor at anvilfire. Probably more questions about swords than any other.

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