Rows of Hammers at Noble Forge Blacksmith Shop Hammer and Anvil at Noble Forge Blacksmith Shop         Home Gallery Details Production Information - Statement - Biography - Links Contact

The ancient forging process of manipulating the cross section of

metal between hammer and anvil allows the blacksmith to shape

the metal into limitless designs.  When the iron is heated to 2000

degrees, it becomes soft like putty and can be stretched or

pinched using a variety of tools.

The beauty of forged iron is linked directly to the hand of the

smith; every hammer blow is moving the metal and leaving its

mark.  The blacksmith has a responsibility to produce quality

work for the sole reason that the iron will record that work long

after the smith is dead.

Blacksmiths are linked to all the smiths before them through the

tools they use and the knowledge that has been passed down.

It is for these reasons that quality forged iron, whether

contemporary or historic, pays homage to both past and future.

 

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