Hubert Duca Blacksmith Shop :
Title:
Side tongs
Catalog Number:
1992.16.4
Description:
Hand forged bent-bit or side tongs used to hold iron parallel to tongs.
Size:
W-2.5 L-14 D-1 inches
Kid Tales:
These side tongs have open jaws to hold thicker pieces of steel. Bending the bit sideways allows the blacksmith to hold the piece in the same direction as the handles on the tongs. Blacksmiths made many of their own tools.
Subjects:
Tongs
Blacksmithing
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