Video: It is an incredible amount of work to forge a pair of fireplace tongs. Like, this blacksmith should be awarded with a medal that lets everyone know that they should pat him on the back. Like he should think about retirement after shaping these tongs from metal. Watch the epic process of blacksmith Torbjörn Åhman forging tongs in the video below.
It's nearly 20 minutes long and involves a lot of banging, but it's so fascinating to see how tools are made the old-fashioned way.