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.

3.HEAT AND BEND BLADE Place blade in vise. With propane torch, heat blade at marks and with pliers bend into topped-""Y"" hoe shape as indicated. (See figure 5 for final shape.)