A Smith's Hand Vise (top) and Shears

A Smith's Hand Vise and Shears.
Among the tools found in the forge were a smith's hand vise (top), used to hold small objects that were being shaped, and a shears used to cut hot metal. The shorter arm on the shears was meant to fit into a hole in the anvil so it could be operated with one hand.

Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation, Ferryland, Newfoundland, © 2001.

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