This is half a pair of flat jaw tongs; the other half broke at the boss.
Not needing another pair of flat jaw tongs, and having seen on Pinterest a pair of pivoting jaw tongs, I decided to make one.
I estimate I used 6 to 8 gallons of charcoal to do this! I am sure there are many who could do better
Here is the finished product
I understand that they are useful for holding a tanged tool, so probably tongs like these are handy for knife-makers. I have never made a knife although in my twenties, I wanted to.
Ploughshares:that’s what we should be doing!