The Forge: Master the Ancient Art of Metalworking

John Vivian's guide to mastering the ancient art of metalworking takes you from basic tools to working with metals as various as bronze and high-carbon steel. Our guide will have you metalsmithing in no time.

4. PREPARE HANDLE Plane or rasp tool end of handle to a narrower 1/2"" diameter. With wood saw, make a 1"" slit in end of handle. With drill and 3/16"" bit, drill through handle to match holes in end of blade.