Blacksmith made Ironwork, ranging from ornamental iron to wootz crucible steel swords
Stacks Image 14
Once iron ore is freed from the grip of oxygen, it can become one of the most useful and fantastic materials ever known to humankind. The character of iron can be changed from hard and durable, by heating the metal to a very hot state. The hot plastic iron now will now change shape under the influence of the blacksmiths hammer. Alloy the iron with a small amount of carbon and the iron becomes steel. With the proper heat treatment and forging, steel can be springy or perhaps as strong and hard as the swords of Legend.