Wrought iron gates are a British tradition dating back to the Victorian era when attractive architecture was a marked norm in the society. In those days, steel was not yet invented. Hence, the only metal available for use was iron. Wrought iron can be melted and further worked on. Thus, it was the choice for […]

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 […]

Blacksmiths work with high heat so that they can create different items as per the requirement. Heating up of metals makes them malleable. It means that the metal is considerably softer and can be shaped into anything. When heated to a high enough temperature, metals like iron and steel can be bent and hammered into […]