Medieval adventures

Hammer Heads

I thought I would try making some blacksmith hammers as part of an SCA A&S challenge. The first attempt was a total failure. I had found some tool steel block cut-offs at a local Metal Supplier, which I thought would work well. Nope! The tool steel alloy was way too tough for forging. I found a 1-1/4″ drive shaft in my metal pile that ended up working very well.