The History of Forging

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Learn all about the fascinating history of forging in this video. The video is a little bit out of date — the car shown at the 3:44 mark has fins — but the information is nevertheless accurate, and the video is interesting. By watching it, you’ll learn the difference between closed die forging and open die forging, and see the evolution of forging from blacksmithing to automated forging lines.

In this video, you can see the forging process for items ranging from shell casing bases to jet impeller wheels.

BONUS Video:

Blacksmith Tony Swatton shows how he uses forging and other techniques to reproduce Jamie Lannisters “Game of Thrones” sword.


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