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This dragon head sculpture is forged out of 1 1/4 solid square stock.
It came to life on the anvil under the hammer blows at a yellow/orange heat. Details were then added using hand held punches that I made (eye punch, nostril punch, etc...
(My signature logo (Naz) is hot punched on the right side of the dragon's head)
The tongue goes right through the head and is upset and welded from behind prior to welding the head to the back plate. (It will never come out of there)
For the back plate, I cut heavy 5/16" x 3" flat bar into a castle window shape, then hammered all around to give it a nice hand made texture.
Time to make the candle holder, I made it to be a decorative , hammered twist.
A ring was cut and added to sit the thick glass candle holder and candle.
note: candle (not included) is a standard and easy to find size.
For cleaning, I use the wire brush followed by a light sand paper. This highlights the hammer marks. I heat everything up again and brush on a traditional blacksmith anti-corrosion treatment for inside ironwork applied at a low heat.(This treatment contains beeswax and boiled linseed oil).I really like this finish as it leaves the bare metal to be seen with it's highlights and gives an excellent protection for inside ironwork.
Total height of candle holder when hanging on the dragon's tongue is approximately 23".
Weight of the dragon's head and back plate alone is approximately 4 pounds.
Comes with 3 decorative wood screws to match the ironwork.
This is a handmade novelty item, use candle at your own risk.
Note : The one you see in the photos is the one that will be sent to you.
You may click here to go directly to the drgon section of my shop, where you will find different sizes, styles,utilities, some have more details than others, prices vary... Each dragon is hand forged one at a time, making each one unique. Have fun shopping :
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