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Learn Medieval Blacksmith and Blacksmith Basic Information that is now Released
Learn Medieval Blacksmith, tips on Blacksmithing, and Blacksmith definitions. Information can be found also on an overview of Blacksmithing.
By: Chris Comstock
Blacksmith Zone has just released a new section of their website that has all of the Blacksmithing Medieval Information. This is part of a new community website that is all about Blacksmithing. Members and non-members can visit this Blacksmithing page on the Blacksmith Zone website for free at: http://www.blacksmithzone.com.
Here is an excerpt from the new Blacksmith Medieval information webpage:
“Medieval Blacksmiths has as much influence on shaping the age they lived in as they did on the metals they worked on. Medieval Europe was the time of the first great advancements in science and technology and new practices in farming, fabrication, construction and fighting were constantly being introduced. None of these would have been possible without the blacksmith.
The medieval blacksmith first came into being as a part time metal worker. In small settlements scattered all over the continent, a person with the right physique was chosen, or volunteered, to do his best in heating and shaping iron to meet the needs of the community her lived in. This was part time work to be done only when the primary duties were completed. However, as the part time iron worker’s skills kept improving, the demand for these goods also grew and so producing and selling metal work became a profitable profession.
As the settlements grew in size and more blacksmiths set up shop, the first guilds came into being. There guilds where more than just trade unions. They set the basics standards that the blacksmiths would work to and allowed the sharing of knowledge among the members. Although most tradesmen guilds of the time were secretive, the blacksmiths guilds were more so than most because theirs was a trade that not everyone could undertake and which also required specialized knowledge which was kept closely guarded.”
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Blacksmithing Medieval website that can be found by visiting: http://www.blacksmithzone.com/
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