blacksmith tool?

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  1. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    i found a very large set of what looks like bolt cutters in one of my sheds. my grandfather had some blacksmithy tools. the anvil and forge are still here as are some soldering irons and hammers, etc. i was wondering if the "bolt cutters" were perhaps intended to cut metal stock when hot. any ideas? or are they just a large set of bolt cutters?
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Does the cutting surface of the jaws touch together or do they bypass? How long are the handles? Are they all metal? Does the jaws run parallel with the handles or crosswise to them?
     

  3. Farmer Willy

    Farmer Willy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Could well be bolt cutters for cutting rod stock. You interested in selling the smithy tools?
     
  4. beowoulf90

    beowoulf90 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Cutting the stock when hot would have been done on the anvil, they would have put a cutting tool into the hardie hole ( I believe that is what it is called) and cut the metal. If the metal was cold and not too large in size they might have used a bolt cutter or just a plain hacksaw.