The Blacksmith's Materials

Iron is naturally occurring and a second most abundant element on earth. It is comprised of up to 80 % earth’s core and up to 30 % of earth’s crust. It cannot be found on earth in its native form under normal conditions. It is normally found in sulfide and oxide with lot of impurities. […]

When iron ore is melted into useful metal, a specific amount of carbon is generally alloyed with the iron. The amount of carbon considerably has an effect on the properties of metal. Charcoal is almost pure carbon.               Cast Iron: – When the carbon material is more than 2%, the metal is known as […]