I've got a soft spot for traditional Blacksmithing.
In another life I would have loved to have been a Farrier. A home forged would be amazing and I've massively enjoyed the two blacksmith courses I've been on. Maybe one day when I finish up a few other projects they'll be the space to get a forge.
In the meantime I'll make do by watching Forged in Fire and various blacksmiths on Youtube. Which is were I came across Oscar Duck. He's a young blacksmith from the North of England and his Youtube video's are cracking. Have a watchhere- I'm really keen on his leaves and other organic forms.
I had an idea about making a forged Paint tin Opener, which you can find here. When I was speaking to Oscar about it I also asked him to make a small crowbar. I use these for anything from breaking up pallets to tensioning the fan belt on the Land Rover.
I wanted one made from round stock so that I could slide over a piece of pipe if I needed to increase the length and therefore leverage.
Overall length is around 25cm. It has a crow foot at one end, which can be used to remove nails. The other end is a simple taper.
Hand forged so it will rust if left in a damp environment. Best kept slightly oiled.