This project revolves around a transition of tools of destruction into tools of creation, I wanted to show a cyclical process that has repeated itself throughout history.
The idea of forging old ammunition from the First and Second World Wars came to me after researching WW1. I heard a story about church bells being confiscated by the army and then smelted into weapons. When I further investigated the subject, I found out that it was common practice to confiscate any available steel to use for weapon production.
The steel that was used and to create this unique set of tools was reclaimed from old ammunition from the first and second world war, and I have forged them with use of traditional blacksmith techniques, handles are made from hickory wood.
Picking up an object of daily use, and redesigning it to find a perfect balance between modern design and everyday practicality.
My previous projects were idea based, and this time I wanted to challenge myself to create a design based on a found object.
One of the first things I learned as a blacksmith was toolmaking, majority of tools I own I had made myself. This time I wanted to make tools that could be used outside the forge.