- a tool for bending cold metal to a required shape.
- a tool, die, or stamp for giving a particular shape to metal on an anvil, in a stamping press, etc.
- swage block.
- to bend or shape by means of a swage.
- to reduce or taper (an object), as by forging or squeezing.
Origin of swage
Examples from the Web for swage
Historical Examples of swage
Place the swage on the metal and have the helper strike the swage.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals
Charles Conrad Sleffel
The first operation is to swage down one end, as at a in Fig. 2945.
The bolster is formed with the aid of a die and swage called “prints,” and the tang is drawn out.
The fuller is essentially a spreading tool, while the swage may be termed essentially a shaping one.
The object of having two hammers is that one may be used for the upsetting of the blank and the other for the swage.
- a shaped tool or die used in forming cold metal by hammering, pressing, etc
- a decorative moulding
- (tr) to form (metal) with a swage
Word Origin for swage
"to shape or bend by use of a tool," 1831, from swage (n.), the name of the tool for bending or shaping cold metal (1812), from Old French souage.