Creating the Loop:  At the pointed end of the anvil, called the horn, Howard takes a C-channel steel bar that will form the center of the handle and splits it into a Y-shape. He then fuses the ends together to form a circle—the loop of the handle.  Photo 5 of 14 in Meet a Seasoned Blacksmith Who Reveals His Art's Painstaking Process

Meet a Seasoned Blacksmith Who Reveals His Art's Painstaking Process

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Creating the Loop:  At the pointed end of the anvil, called the horn, Howard takes a C-channel steel bar that will form the center of the handle and splits it into a Y-shape. He then fuses the ends together to form a circle—the loop of the handle.