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Forging an Adze Iron (pictures progress from left to right)

The shank is forged first
The other end is heated so that the blade can be forged, which required a good deal of widthwise spreading. The last few heats are for forging the bevel at the very edge, which also spreads the steel a bit. This is done with a hand ball pein hammer on the anvil.

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