Forging a Rose
from 1-3/4" Bar stock
For many years it has been a personal goal of mine to forge a one piece rose from large bar stock the way it was/is done by the masters in the old world. I finally summoned the courage to give it a go on Thursday, January 25th 2018.
Not having anyone available to strike for me I spent the first day planning and forging the tooling to use under a KA75 power hammer in place of a striker.
The next morning at 3:45am I was out in the shop eager to give it a go. I have made a short video of the forging process and the finished project as well as a gallery of pictures to share with folks interested in the process.