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Re: Strike when the iron is hot...

Posted by TheFallen on December 12, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Strike when the iron is hot... posted by James Briggs on December 11, 2001

: : Any help with this??

: Surely this comes straight from the blacksmith? There's no point in striking cold iron, since it is most unlikely to change shape. Likewise, a situation must be 'grasped' at its most critical in order to influence the outcome.

Indeed, and striking iron that's cooled too much is liable to cause it to shatter.