I got this gem in the mail today. Stahl- Und Metallarbeiten by Fritz Kühn. Unfortunately, it’s no longer in print. The earliest work, from 1939, is partly informed by traditional motifs as you would expect. The body of work from the 40s and 50s is decidedly modern. It was printed in 1959.
I’m not sure where I’m going with this. I try to do free forging 30% of the time. No plan. Maybe I’ll chop a third off and make a candle holder. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes it goes in the bin.