Bronze age smiths primarily used casting to form the basic shapes of the tools or items. A mold of the item to be created was made in clay and molten bronze poured in and allowed to cool. After a basic shape was cast and cooled, it could be ground to a more precise shape, and to give it, when appropriate, a sharp edge.
Bronze is more brittle than iron/steel and so is far less subject to the hammering methods used when making items out of iron or steel. Still, some amount of hammering could be, and was, used.

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