There is about a 10 degree temperature span where other metals will transfer to the hot iron. In this case the metal is brass that plates the forged cross. The brass is protected by a layer of hand buffed bees wax. The hammered edges give an aged look to the overall piece.
This sculpture is small enough to lay on a table or use in a grouping on a wall. The faith inspired cross is small enough to carry in your pocket for those times when you need something to hang on to.
The crosses are forged from a single 4 inch piece of 1 inch square iron stock. Several basic techniques of forge work are used as the piece is slit and heated. The hot iron opens up to create the beautiful open diamond at the center. The finished works are approximately 4 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches. Walter textures and shapes each cross by hand with unique features and edges.
- Purchase is for the exact cross shown in the photo. Price includes shipping and any applicable charges.
**Hand forged in northeast Alabama by artist blacksmith Walter Howell of Walters Forge. Crafted by skilled hands with pride of workmanship.
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