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Forging Tools Guide

When it comes to knifemaking, forging is a necessary skill set. But you're only as good as your forging tools. For those who are relatively new to knifemaking, or are looking to improve their knowledge about forging, we've put together a helpful Forging Tools Guide to help you identify the right tools for your project.

Tool Image Description
Hammer Hammer An essential tool in knife forging, our hammers are Perfectly balanced. One end has a round, crowned face, the other end is flat and beveled to reduce the possibility of chipping.
Anvil Anvil Your platform and where you will spend most of your time forging, our anvils are precision milled and heat treated, featuring quality alloyed castings.
Tong Tong Used to transfer the piping hot blade, these tongs are manufactured from special low carbon steel for lasting strength. They will not become brittle when quenched in water.
Forge Forge Equipped with insulated doors on both ends for easy entry and removal of Damascus billets. Comes fitted for propane, but can be configured for natural gas. Regulator and Hose included. Operates off of a standard 20lb propane tank, the same type used for barbecue grills. Reaches 2350 degrees. The heat Chamber is 4" x 4 1/2" x 13 1/2". Exhaust port on one door is 3" x 2". Ship weight is 48 lbs.
Hardness Testing Files Hardness Testing Files 40 RC to 65 RC Rockwell C Scale, Testing File Set High quality hardness testing files feature specially curved tips for testing internal slots, and grooves as well as your knife blank. Files have non slip grips and are color coded handle with Rockwell value printed on each handle for quick and easy selection. Files come in a custom fitted case with complete instructions and conversion chart for Rockwell to Vickers.
Evenheat Oven Evenheat Oven Evenheat Knife Ovens are equipped with the easy to use Set-Pro Temperature Control. You can control up to 8 separate temperature points per firing.
Paragon Ovens Paragon Ovens Description
Heat Treating Foil Heat Treating Foil Simple to use; Place blade or other part in the Tool Steep Wrap; fold over and crimp edges forming an air tight package; place package in oven and heat treat according to metal directions. Placing a small chip of wood inside the foil packet helps to burn up oxygen inside the wrap. Use only once. Cuts easily with scissors.
Heat Treat Fork Heat Treat Fork The 31" long heat treat fork easily removes knife- holders and blades from a hot furnace. The sliding wooden handle makes it easy to position and hold.
Hot Mill Gloves Hot Mill Gloves Front and back heat-insulated style Nitrile-Coated hot mill gloves for protection and comfort in moderate heat applications. Non-woven felt insulation and a full-length, 14" heat barrier protect the worker. Comfortable and flexible large size 10, designed for intermittent handling of medium hot objects up to 400 degrees F.
Halmon Glop Quart Halmon Glop Quart An outstanding material for differential hardening of your blade. Also know as APG #36 Refractory Cement. our Hamon Glop comes wet and ready to apply (Just stir a bit first) in a convenient quart size container. 3200 temperature degree rating.
Blade Fixtures Blade Fixtures Evenheat Blade Fixtures are designed to hold your blades vertically and securely. They're well designed and provide ample space for foil inflation while being absolutely stable.