How about a hammer post? Most of these are custom hammers. Left to right:
4lb “Lamey Special” from Nathan Robertson of Jackpine Forge, a 2-3lb sawyers hammer (never weighed it), a Japanese pattern hammer from @calvin.garland.3, a 3lb curved doghead from Nathan, a 4lb Tai Goo hammer, a pair of curved peen Swedes in 2 and 3lb weights from Nathan, a 2.2lb Swede from Peddinghaus, a 3.5lb Swede from @j.l.burrell_toolmaker, a set block, then a small German pattern hammer from Peddinghaus.
I have other hammers at the post vise. I use them all for different tasks. The Lamey special is an English rounding hammer, I use it for heavy stock reduction mostly. The sawyers hammer I use for planishing and straightening, and for thinning out edges. I use the Japanese hammers for detail work, typically for choils. I use the Tai Goo hammer for drawing out material directionally and with a quickness. The curved Swedes I use for specific tasks or when they are handy. The Peddinghaus Swede I use often for a lot of things. The 3.5lb Swede is my main hammer, and I use it for most of my forging work, until needs get particular or the work is too delicate. Then, I move to the small German hammer and the set block, this is how I forge plunges in now.
The next YouTube videos I do will be about heat treat, then when the weather breaks I will make some more forging videos, with lessons learned and new (for me) techniques for moving metal with hand tools for bladesmithing.
#ozarkbladesmith #arkansasknifemaker #bladesmith #forged #knifemaker #handforged #hammer #anvil