Small tongs , maybe, or you could double or triple the end for a bit,
weld it together and forge the jaws.
Could use it for the reins. Forge weld it ont a small block of heavier
stock to forge jaws from.
Actually, taking all of the advice into consideration, I am thinking of
folding over the last 3-4 inches and forge weld it back on to itself, round
that out and use that part to form the head of the tongs. Then, whatever is
left of the "enlarged" section, draw back out to the original 7/16 diameter
using a gradual taper.
I'll let you know how it turns out.
did you perchance spark test this material?
As a wagon wheel it could be wrought iron, and if it is it's worth
saving for something special, as real wrought iron is hard to come by
these days. Have a look at any blacksmithing manual for pics of what
the sparks look like.
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