Forging History-tools

Forging History-tools

Smithing tools and items made at the hearth

Tools and products of an ancient trade: tongs, anvil, and hammer (resting against the right side of the stump); and a small peg (at left) and blade (resting on the anvil) made during the experiment with the replica hearth. 

IMAGE: A.E. Killebrew, courtesy of the Tel Akko Total Archaeology Project.