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    Blacksmith strike gone awry - GIF

    Blacksmith strike gone awry. I laugh, but I've done this myself, splitting wood with a maul. It's funny, but it also demonstrates that there are various different strikes and postures, and that smacking something with a hammer carries a variety of risks.



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    You lose up to 80% of the striking force on a sledge by choking up on the handle. If you are only going to use half the handle cut the rest of it off.


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