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    Hand forged nails...

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    May be a lot of work, but the end result is pretty cool. Something to use in a special project.
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    VERY cool, you can still buy nails like this here in Japan, usually on the larger size, I'd say "Spikes" rather than nails, as a lot of timber framing is still done.

    I doubt the ones here are "Hand Forged" but maybe, in China.....

    I understand that they have a LOT more holding power than round, or wire nails.

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    Lookin' good. I believe the old nails were made by pounding a squarish blank into a hole shaped like the nail. There was a specific term for the hole.
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    Wow! Too cool Alan!

    You gonna give Tremont a scare?

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    No wonder houses were burned down to recover nails when folks moved. Lotsa work making them very valuable.
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    I probly spelled it wrong

    I was thinking of that outfit that sells (used to sell??) cut nails and stuff. I don't think any of theirs were forged though, other than some of the fancy heads.

    The only nails I ever made were out of silver wire for a little box, but they were nowhere near as involved as your's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Downey View Post
    I probly spelled it wrong

    I was thinking of that outfit that sells (used to sell??) cut nails and stuff. I don't think any of theirs were forged though, other than some of the fancy heads.

    The only nails I ever made were out of silver wire for a little box, but they were nowhere near as involved as your's.
    That could be Van Dyke's. They sell old-style nails. They also sell clavos. I'm not sure what a clavos is supposed to be. But they look like nail heads with short shanks that are used just for decorative effect. I have some square cuts I bought, forgot where, that I use on occasion. But they are soft and don't take rusting/blueing treatments well. Also horseshoe nails are square cut. But why buy when you can spend hours slaving over a hot fire and come up with a small handful for a days work?
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