The Laws of Blacksmithing
- If it's round, make it square.
- If it's square, make it round.
- The second one never matches the first.
- When you get burned it will be from black-hot iron.
The Zeroth Law of Blacksmithing: If it's straight, make it bent.
The Motto of Chesapeake Forge
What do you mean that's too cold? It's still a little red - I can get a few more hits in!
OR: I can get a few more blows in before the steel is really too cold.
OR: No steel is too cold to hit!
OR: What do you mean "I should heat the metal up more before I strike it?"