This is the seventh video in the “Start Blacksmithing” series. In this short video, I cover the basic blacksmith hammer techniques, with a bonus including the clothing and PPE I use when forging.

Below are links to a few videos that go into more detail about hammer efficiency, mechanics, and other techniques:

-Black Bear Forge: Hammer technique and blacksmiths elbow prevention

-Sam Towns, Bladesmith: Hammer technique: How to keep swinging for years to come!

-DF – In The Shop: Blacksmithing for Beginners – Basic Hammering Techniques