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Many of us have heard the phase "Strike while the iron is hot," but what about "Strike Where the Iron is hot?"
Both should be logically, no-brainers, right? You can probably tell where this is going....
Let look at both of these for a moment.
What do you consider hot. To me anything that my brain says "Dont touch".. is hot. Yes, a black heat is hot. This all begs the question what is a good temperature or color to start forging at? To me that's as hot as i can get it without burning it, because i want to spend my time forging not heating. The hotter it is when I pull it out of the fire the more i can do before i have to reheat. Obviously some of this is dependent on the type of material.