Blacksmithing in the Roman Empire
From the National Roman Legion Museum (Wales)

To the ancients metal work was nothing short of miraculous; to take a lump from the earth and heat it to produce molten metal which could be made into weapons and jewellery. The god Vulcan was god of fire and therefore blacksmiths, he is often shown as a blacksmith in statues.

Many of the tools of the blacksmiths trade haven't changed for thousands of years, at the simplest level all you need to create amazing works in metal is a fire, a hammer and an anvil. But to be able to create them takes strength and understanding of the metal as well as precision and patience.

Painting of a Roman Empire bronzesmith

An image of a Roman Empire
blacksmith's forge reproduction

Relief of a Roman goldsmith working

Relief of a Roman cutler's shop (surely a blscksmith made the knives

Relief of 1st century Roman blacksmtih's shop

Probably an HOA objecting to the noise made by a blacksmith's shop

Relief of a blacksmith
and his helper forging

A Roman short sword made by a blackmith

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