Blacksmithing is one of the oldest of all professions which dates back centuries, when any and all tools had to be hand forged out of superheated iron and hammered into a wide range of shapes to form a number of different tools. Blacksmithing is an art form that is still being practiced in small towns all over the country.
It takes a whole lot of skill to know how to manipulate a solid piece of iron and turn it into a knife or the head of an axe for chopping down trees in order to clear land for planting. While it is much more convenient to just walk into a store and buy most any type of tools you might need, a person who possesses the skills of blacksmithing can easily make most anything type of primitive tools to get most any job done around the homestead. If there is ever a shtf scenario blacksmiths will be in high demand and will probably be able to survive by bartering those skills.
This website called I Forge Iron is an amazing resource for anyone who is considering learning about Blacksmithing. The site is broken down into multiple areas and each has an easy access tab at the top of the main page; Forums, Gallery, Downloads, Articles, Blogs, Calendar, Chat and Staff.
Forums – Through this forum the staff at I Forge Iron and site members interact about different topics.
Gallery – You will find thousands of images of examples of different things made by members and staff.
Downloads – You will find numerous downloadable files covering a number of topics
Articles – There are many articles posted for everyone to read that covers a number of different topics
Blogs – This is where you will find blogs that have been created by members of website community
Calendar – This is a unique community based calendar
Chat – For live chatting
Staff – Meet the staff members of the site
Benefits of becoming a member at the I Forge Iron
Membership is free.
The community aspect of the website makes it the perfect place to learn about Blacksmithing.
The site is staffed by numerous Blacksmith’s with many years of experience and are looking to help others get involved.