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Hand forged = hammer in hand forging (pounding) hot metal.
Forge - v, to form by heating in a forge and beating or hammering into shape.
Any other claim .. will still be forging .... just the type we prefer to avoid.
I.e. to make or produce a fraudulent imitation of (a signature, hand forged knife, banknote, etc.) or to commit forgery.
wonder how that hand forging is going?