This article relates to the historical job called Blacksmith. For other definitions see Blacksmith (disambiguation). Historically, a Blacksmith was a Metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal by using tools to hammer, bend, and cut (compare to whitesmith). Blacksmiths produce objects such as gates, grilles, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils, and weapons.
In the Union, the historical meaning of the word Blacksmith lives on within some member societies, either as an integral part of that society or within historical groups or organizations.
For more on the historical meaning see Blacksmith