hand forging

hand forging

[′hand ¦fȯrj·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Plastic deformation of a metal by manual force.
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The hand forging of metal dates back to some 4,500 BC to the days of the Sumerians, and I'm sure there are forgers who, after a hard day's work, feel like they've been working every day since.