Keys to the Past

Glossary

Forge

A place where metals may be further shaped from the blast furnace or bloomery prior to going to a blacksmith. These may have water-powered hearths or bellows, so the metal can be heated up and shaped. Water-powered hammers might be employed to knock the metal against the anvils present. These are generally larger than the average blacksmiths. Such sites do not make the metals through smelting.

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