Wrought iron

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A forged railing made of "wrought iron"

Wrought iron , by forging machined steel , which by a blacksmith or blacksmith was placed in the form. Forged products such as gates , railings , parapets and art objects often consist of ornamentally wound rods and flat iron that are deformed by hammer blows.

Sometimes it is also used to refer to directly reduced iron , which has to be forged before use in order to drive out the remaining slag. This material is described in the article sponge iron .

Individual evidence

  1. wrought iron, that. In: Duden . Retrieved August 23, 2020 .