Most customers will understand that engaging the services of a Warminster blacksmith to create a bespoke piece of metalwork will be more expensive than buying an item from a shop or catalogue. However, cost is still a factor for many potential customers. It’s difficult to give an approximate figure for the cost of a hand-made item before the full specification has been decided.
However, as a guide, when thinking about the cost of your commission, you should bear in mind that it will depend on certain factors, which include the following:
- the fact that a hand-made piece will be more time-consuming to create than something made in a factory
- the skill and artistry of a blacksmith will ensure that your finished piece is unique and beautifully detailed, which will mean it’s more attractive and original than something you could buy from a shop
- what you’re paying for is artistry, uniqueness and a beautiful object created by an expert Warminster blacksmith, using traditional skills which have been passed down through the centuries.
So, when you’re thinking about prices, do remember that it isn’t fair or reasonable to compare the cost of the item from your Warminster blacksmith to the amount you would pay to a retailer.