From the Bronze Age onwards, blacksmiths were an integral part of any village. In the early eras of metal work, blacksmiths were highly esteemed, viewed almost as magicians. The skill of creating molten metal from rocks was a mysterious and astonishing craft. During the Iron Age, they would smelt iron from ore, and create everyday essential metal objects.
Today, blacksmiths are still, and quite rightly so, viewed as artisans. They are skilled craftsmen producing beautiful and unique pieces of work, made to stand the test of time.