How iron was once forged

Updated Jan 22, 2013

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This is how it all started. Mud. Straw. Wood. Fire. Red rock. Wind. And some brawny friends.

Before the mechanization of just about every step of the process, when you made a tool or weapon out of iron, your blood and sweat was just another one of the ingredients. Great video of the process below. (Beware the ad that plays before the video begins.)

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