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Alex Morrissette

Arges - Smithing Remastered

For my thesis, I wanted to take a look at blacksmithing, and examine some of the problems present in it. Through research and personal experience, I found that many of the tools are not designed with human factors in mind and can lead to ergonomic and safety related issues. Additionally, I found that blacksmithing is often stereotyped as male dominated, a misconception that is just not true. From this, I designed a hammer that is ergonomically designed as well as visually innovative, so as to redefine the visual identity of the blacksmith.

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