Blacksmith’s Tools of the Trade: the Forge

At the heart of the blacksmith’s tools is the forge.

A forge is a type of oven used for heating metals.

Reaching temperatures up to 2350 degrees, metal becomes easier to shape.

There are many sizes and types of forges with various heat sources to include: gas and coal.

In its use, personal protective equipment is required to minimize injury. This equipment includes: apron, gloves, and safety goggles/glasses.

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