How did traps get made back before factories?

Well this hand forged trap is a look back in time.

Witness what it takes to make a foothold trap the old school way.

In the times of the mountain men and way before then, traps were individually built by blacksmiths. The talent of these fire and steel artisans was and still is quite incredible.

In this video shared by YouTuber Dangerfield Knives we see a blacksmith make a foothold trap out of rebar. He goes through the steps of forging and the finished trap emerges ready for the woods.

Nothing goes to waste when you are a talented blacksmith. Scrap metal becomes your canvas awaiting your next masterpiece.

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