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Old German Knife Forging Technique Hartkopf

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In the early years craftsmen used trip hammers like the one above to forge knives, scissors and other metal goods. The picture is from the Hartkopf shop probably around 1920.

The early trip hammers can be mill powered, using the swift waters of the Wupper river, or later steam powered.

historic solingen knife drawing


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