A blacksmith is someone who has been highly trained in creating an object or product from wrought iron or steel via forging. Other metals can be used as well and can be used to make railings, fixtures, sculptures, furniture, tools, kitchen utensils and so much more!
The metal will be heated before being shaped with hand tools by a blacksmith. Hammers, anvils, and chisels are common tools for a blacksmith to use, as with hand forging, in order to product a bespoke piece that lasts.
For the process of blacksmithing (hand forging) to take place, the heating process is done in a forge that is fuelled by propane, coal, charcoal, natural gas, coke, or oil. These gases used can have environmental impact that is not always seen or considered during mass forging production.