Blacksmiths sometimes require a tool that will allow metal to be formed in ways
that an anvil or traditional industrial swage block will not allow, a special
Artists' block is then often used. This tool is designed for flexibility.
In addition, individual blocks may contain unique features of specific use or
relevance to a particular smith or branch of the blacksmiths craft. This tool
is approx. 4" high including the hardy post and 2 3/8" long and 1
1/2" across the forming surface. This tool is used by many different craftsmen
in lots of different trades to form and swage materials. This tool can be used
with a top set or ball pien hammers to bend draw and tenon materials. This tool
can also be used for any other free forming you may come up with. The tool is
made of tough 60/45/18 ductile iron. These castings have been produced
for many years and have proven to be very reliable and useful. This tool
is offered with a 3/4" hardy post. All tools are new and in
very good condition. Casting weighs approx. 3 lbs. Made in the USA!