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Forge event on the iron hammer

Since our membership in the International Association of Forging Designers (IFGS), it was clear to us that we wanted to get involved with actions to promote the blacksmith guild. It gives us access to the small world of the blacksmithing scene and thus increases the awareness of our iron hammer.

In preliminary talks it was decided that we want to give the young blacksmiths the task of producing a 2.5-D model of our throw-up hammer according to a design by Thomas Maria Schmidt (IFGS board member). In the run-up to the event, our activity was advertised in forging circles – young forges from Finland, the Netherlands, France, Austria and Germany registered, the quarter was occupied in the old hammer building. After arriving on Wednesday, August 15 and explaining the project, the blacksmith´s work began on Thursday – interrupted by a visit of the district administrator, who wished the project a good course.


Also on Friday and Saturday, three forge fires and anvils were forged until late into the night, so that the work was finished in time for the Sunday matinee. Experienced blacksmiths supported the young blacksmiths in their work. To the delivery of the work of art there was also a tombola, whose proceeds went to the action rainbow (solemn delivery at the beginning of the new museum season). The work is placed on the side wall of the museum and attracts attention as an eye-catcher.

Participants of the young blacksmith meeting with the finished 2.5-D relief of the Hasloch throw-up hammer
Participants of the blacksmith meeting with the finished 2.5-D relief of the Hasloch throw-up hammer

Impressions of the Haslocher Forge Event


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