Photo Essay: In the Forge

Talented Vancouver Island photographer Jordan Wende stopped in at the Island Forge in mid-July to document the atmosphere and some of the work going on. In this installment of the series, scenes of working at the charcoal forge and anvil.

Photographed and edited by Jordan Wende


Interior Views

Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
At the charcoal forge
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Operating the fuigo box bellows
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Charcoal sparks fireworks show
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Arranging the charcoal forge fire with tongs
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Moving hot steel in the forge using tongs
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Hammer at the ready on the swordsmithing anvil
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
At the forge
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Operating the fuigo box bellows
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Between heats at the forge
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Using a soft stump to straighten steel without marring
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Adjusting straightness at the end of a forging heat
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Sunnobi tanto
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Adjusting straightness
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Planning the next project

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