The American Blacksmith
Under the spreading chestnut tree, the village smithy stands, the smith, a mighty man is he, with large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms are strong as iron bands . . . , or so wrote Longfellow. Today the American chestnut has all but passed into history because of an imported Asian tree disease, the chestnut blight fungus, yet the mighty smith still stands and he has been joined by “ladysmiths” to produce work that covers utilitarian to fine art.
The purpose of this educational website is to introduce our visitors to the history of blacksmithing and changes within American blacksmithing. It is not intended to be an all encompassing course on modern blacksmithing. If you are inspired to take up the hammer, there are professional classes available.
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