When you put unique blacksmith made iron work in your home it says something about you. It says you are unique and you like superior craftsmanship. There is certainly nothing wrong with having nice things that represent you, your taste and your life style. When you give blacksmith made, you care enough to give the very best!! Remember, at Robins Blacksmithing you can be assured that it is American made in Iowa.
Why buy blacksmith made ironwork?
- support your local artist blacksmith
- keep the art of blacksmithing alive
- give unique one of a kind gifts
- gifts with a personal touch
- getting one of, not one of thousands
The artist blacksmith in this day and age works very hard to create unique works of art. If you ever get the opportunity to see a blacksmith at work, you will be mesmerized. As the steel is heated to a yellow glow in the coal forge it becomes soft and ready to take shape. Watch the smith as he or she hammers the soft, play dough like, steel with hammer and anvil. The blacksmith uses a great assortment of specialty tools and talents to manipulate the steel to take the shape he or she is looking for. It is true that the only limitation is the imagination.
The Art Of Blacksmithing
The blacksmithing trade dates back thousands of years. The village blacksmith was highly valued for their knowledge, skills and abilities to make repairs and create tools. Before the age of mass tool production, the blacksmith was depended on for making many different hand tools. Before we had the automated equipment to produce hundreds of nails in a short amount of time, it was up to the smith to provide the nails to build houses and buildings. It is said that a good smith could produce as many as 800 nails in a ten hour day. When a blacksmith was commissioned to make nails he was only allowed a 5% loss, due to mil scale, in material provided. Nails were very valuable, when relocating early homesteaders would burn their house and gather the nails to take with them to build their next homestead.
Unique Blacksmith Made Gifts
Blacksmith made gifts are very unique because they are forged with hammer and anvil. You are probably wondering what I mean by blacksmith forged. In order to forge steel it must be heated to a very hot temperature. Forging temperatures run from 1000 degrees to 2300 degrees F depending on type of steel. At these temperatures the steel becomes very soft and pliable ( play dough like). This is where the blacksmith uses various tools to form and shape the steel into unique creations. When giving blacksmith made gifts you are giving that unique person that unique gift.
Personalize Your Gift
You have special people in your life, why settle for a gift that comes straight off the shelf. When you give a personalized gift that says “this is for only you” you are saying “you are a one and only.” Personalized gifts are for the simple fact that the one giving the gift is thinking of the special person that is receiving it. Being able to give that special unique gift, that will be cherished for generations, is quite awesome.
You have the opportunity to give the gifts that can not be found on any department store shelf. Blacksmith made gifts are truly one of a kind, not one of a thousand. Be that one of a kind person that gives one of a kind gifts to one of a kind people.