Saturday, February 28, 2009

Handforged Tool with Box Hinge

Does anybody know what kind of tool this is?



Photos by Jan Riser.

6 comments:

  1. looks like pipe tongs to me.

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  2. I 2nd the identification.

    Wow! Someone actually using the blog aspect of this site! Great!

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  3. Hum, maybe a surgeon or farrier implement?

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  4. The end does not close completely (top photo)so you would be limited in the size ember you could pick up. The Charles Miller ember tongs close completely.
    http://contemporarymakers.blogspot.com/2008/04/charles-miller.html

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  5. The reason why these don't close all the way could be because they are bent...it looks as though the ends have been in the fire at some point.

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  6. silversmiths use tongs very similar to these, with the bent ends- for handling hot metal objects while soldering or annealing.

    (they dont need to be as chunky and gripping as blacksmith's tongs- because in silversmithing, all hammerwork is done cold)

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