Pieh Legacy Collection
Nail making is one of the very oldest forms of forging. Square hand made nails have 4 times the holding power as a round wire nail. It is a great way to learn better hammer control.
To make nails start with a round or square rod usually in a size from 3/16 up to say 1/4 inch in either diameter or square. The ideal material would be very low carbon steel but we can make good nails from either hot or cold rolled mild steel.
Click here for instructions on how to use the nail header tool.