Tongs are a type of Blacksmith’s tools which used to grip hold and lift forging hot piece of metal instead of holding them directly with hand without burning. It is made from spring steel metal (Grade - 5160) and are superior to pliers or vise grips for holding hot metal because tongs have large flat smooth jaw surfaces that do not scratch the workpiece. There are many form tongs adopted to their specific use, the most common types being flat jaw tong, wolf jaw tong, mandrel jaw tong, round jaw tong, flat jaw tong with v groove, flat jaw tong with square groove. specialty tongs are designed and forged by the individual blacksmith to hold any other special shapes of hot metal that are commonly handled by that particular smith. 16-inches long tongs which are a great size for general work in a coal or gas forge for blacksmith.
- Type: Flat Jaw Tong
- Metal Grade: 5160 Spring steel Metal
- Overall Length: 16 inch
- Rivet Centre to Jaw Length: 3 inch
- Jaw Length: 2.25 inch
- Reigns Length: 13 inch
- Application: hold 1/4-inch flat bar, round bar, and square bar, both parallel and perpendicular to the tong reigns (handles)