The sadiron is a forged, pointed block of iron with a flat bottom and a thick handle. Used for pressing and ironing fabric, it was the precursor to the electric steam iron. The iron was heated over an open fire or other heat source.
This branding iron is a long metal rod with a curve-shaped symbol attached at one end with two prongs.
Branding irons were heated until red-hot, and then pressed against the hide of livestock to leave an identifying scar or mark.