Artist 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 and a special "artists' block" is required.
The bottom swage 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.
Swages are used by many crafts and may be used with a top swage or setting hammer or a ball pien hammer to bend, draw and tenon materials. Free forming is easy with swages!
The Iron Mountain bottom swage is made of tough 60/45/18 ductile iron. As with all our castings, they have been produced for many years and proven reliability.. We offer 4 shank sizes: 3/4, 7/8, 1, 1-1/4"
Casting weighs approx. 3 lbs.
Made in the USA!