Blacksmith toby jug produced by Bairstow Manor Pottery of Hanley, England, circa 1980. A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects primarily from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Blacksmiths produce objects such as gates, grilles, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils, and weapons. The place where a blacksmith works is called a smithy, a forge or a blacksmith's shop.
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