“Forging the Long Lake Ax”

“Snapshot Saturday”

A blacksmith forges steel into an ax.

John Cummins studied the picture of the ax head found at Long Lake, near Hastings, Michigan. He wrote the dimensions on his chalk board and did some calculations. With great care and anticipation, he set about forging an exact replica in the blacksmith shop on the home grounds of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association at Friendship, Indiana.

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