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Blacksmith Supplies – Swage Block

Another tool in your blacksmith supplies that is more of a creative and artistic tool is a Swage Block.  A swage block is used by blacksmiths, artists/sculptors to form various tools such as spoons, ladles, shovels, bowls, stacks and .  When blacksmithing, the blacksmith can use a swage block like an anvil to shape metal into one of the molds in the swage block. A good site to visit to learn how to use a swage block is at

Below is a good example of how one can use a swage block to shape a ladle:

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