The basket handle fire poker is a classic blacksmith design that involves forge welding and twisting to creating an rather enchanting look. It’s one of those twists that stands out and quickly becomes the center piece of anything you’re making.
I do my basket handle fire poker in the traditional style by forge welding. When I create the basket twist, I use heat, hammer, and anvil to forge weld the pieces together. This traditional method ensures a strong and durable bond between the sections. No electric welder is used in this process, emphasizing the craftsmanship and skill involved. It’s a labor-intensive process, but the results are truly worth it. The combination of the basket twist and the turkey foot design creates a stunning and functional tool.
The forge welded ring on the basket handle provides a convenient spot to hang your poker, keeping it easily accessible whenever you need it.
Speaking of the turkey foot design, it’s a modern adaptation of a classic design. The tip is forge welded and crafted to be robust and sturdy, allowing you to handle even the heaviest logs with ease.
The unique shape of the turkey foot design is what sets it apart. With the ability to push with the tip and pull with the foot, you have maximum control and versatility when moving wood in your wood stove, fireplace, or fire pit. The tapered ends enable you to navigate small spaces effortlessly, ensuring efficient and smooth wood manipulation.
As you can see, the art of forge welding plays a significant role in the creation of this design. It demands meticulous attention to detail and skill, but the final result is a timeless piece that is both visually appealing and highly functional. Of course everything is made with solid steel so this poker is going to last you a lifetime. Despite being forged from 3/8″ solid steel the basket handle fire poker is surprisingly light so you won’t struggle maneuvering the wood.
This basket handle fire poker is a showpiece. It will look amazing hanging up with your other fire tools. It’s rustic, elegant, and of course functional.