Using a piece of 3/8" square stock about 11 inches long. Upset on end to gain some mass. Flatten out into a fan. Split down the middle to form two sides of the antler. Using a cross peen spread the antlers on each side.
About 1 1/2" fold creates the moose head, now that antlers are started.
Forge weld the 1 1/2" back on itself to form the head
Creating vertical face for eyes by stepping the nose down on anvil edge.
Using special punches John administers eyes and nostrils in the moose face.
Making the antlers bigger.
After bending the neck over the horn of the anvil, begin to swage the nail holes with a modified ball peen hammer.
Shaping the antlers. A few cuts adds to the individual look of each hook.
Draw hook end out to a point. Work the end over the anvil to form the hook.
Wire brush and a coat of EverBrite and you have an heirloom hook that everyone will admire.