Blacksmithing is one of the oldest professions in this country, and the world. For as long as man has been on this planet, so he has worked with metal. While early blacksmithing was necessary to create things like tools and other practical items, today the art of blacksmithing has become as much about beauty and appearance as it is about function.
Technical and creative skills
A skilled Calne blacksmith won’t just have the skills to create objects in metal – they’ll also be able to create designs from their imagination or other people’s vision, perhaps inspired by history. They’ll also have the expertise to use a wide range of different tools, to create objects of varying levels of intricacy and interest.
Working with different metals
Calne blacksmiths are also able to work with a wide range of metals. These range from the traditional iron and steel, through to the more modern choices of copper and brass. Each type of metal will have its own characteristics, so part of the skill of the blacksmith is in knowing how to work with and manipulate each kind of metal, in order to get the most out of it.
Your Calne blacksmith
Here at Bibstone Blacksmiths, we’re expert and dedicated craftsmen, who take great pride in continually developing our skills, both through researching historical techniques and keeping up to date with more modern methods. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more.