The blacksmith is traditionally the most widespread specialization of the blacksmith profession . He makes a variety of metal tools that are traditionally needed in agriculture and other crafts. The blacksmith's profession is one of the oldest professions.
Using his tools hammer , anvil , pliers and a heat source, usually fire , a plastic metalworking is carried out. By heating the iron-carbon alloy of crystals convert from a k Ubisch r aum z entrierten (bcc) in a k Ubisch f lächen z entriertes (fcc) lattice, so that it is easily malleable. Thus, the blacksmith is responsible for robust manufacturing and repair work through forming .
Examples of forged products:
- Field cultivation equipment such as hoes , spades , plows , plowshares
- Chisels for quarries and stone carving
- Door hinges and link chains
- Edged weapons or their components such as sword , saber , rapier , ax blade