I realize you're joking, but I'm pretty sure if ancient vikings (and other smiths throughout the world) had access to propane forges, mass produced steel (not iron they had to smelt and then add carbon to make into steel themselves) and power hammers - they would have used them. As it was, they had apprentices to wield heavy sledges to do much of the drawing out.
It's the end result that matters most.
Now, if he was at a Viking times re-enactment camp for tourists, then sure... hand hammer away!
Having done some hours at the forge myself, I can tell you when you switch from a 3 lb hand hammer to a power hammer, it's amazingly relieving and time-saving.
If you don't know where your "friends" live... maybe they want it that way
Unless it's just made by LG.
In keeping with our Common Sense, bringing 5000 cases to court against an individual would be pretty obvious to the court, and time consuming for the company suing. I'm guessing our Judges would not like to see that, considering how congested our courts are already. Not to mention circumventing the spirit of the law in this case.
And the 5000 dollar sum is on the outside of the award - considering the guidelines for judges and the government FAQ on the matter (range from 100-5000 dollars) it is unlikely that 5k will be the norm.
Would it be worth it to the company suing?
We have to go back!
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