Blacksmith

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A blacksmith is a person who shapes metal into a variety of objects. The blacksmith heats and forges metal to the required form using hammers and an anvil. A variety of other tools are used to punch holes, round edges or cut shapes. The metal is then dipped into water — referred to as "quenching" — to provide the required degree of hardness and remove stress.

The metal most commonly used is iron. Some examples of items made are horseshoes, fences and gates, andirons, plow blades, various farm implements, knives, armor, swords, and kitchen utensils.

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Preparedness and the Home Forge

"A home forge is the crucial centerpiece for the shop for anyone who wants to be truly self-sufficient in metal-working. Unlike gas or electric welding, a traditional forge is elegantly low tech. A workable forge can be improvised from a barbecue grill and requires no exotic supplies."[1]

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  1. 47 word quotation: Fair Use Source: James Wesley, Rawles (“JWR”), Blanket Conservapedia Fair Use Article Citation Authorization "You are certainly welcome to use up to three quotes of 800 words each, in any of your wiki articles." Authorization Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:46:09 -0700. Idaho, American Redoubt: The Survival Blog, 2015. A Glossary of Survival and Preparedness Acronyms/Terms Online. Also in Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own. New York: Plume/Penguin Books, 2015. Released December 30, 2014, 368 pages, ISBN-10: 0452298121, ISBN-13: 978-0452298125, Reviews, Audible.com Audio book, Amazon.com Paperback. Page 112
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