Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) December 17, 2008 -- Blacksmith Zone has just released a new section of their website that has all of the Blacksmithing Anvil. This is part of a new community website that is all about Blacksmithing. Members and non-members can visit this Blacksmithing page on the Blacksmith Zone website for free at: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com].
Here is an excerpt from the new Blacksmith Anvil information webpage:
âThe first anvils were the large, heavy and hard stones that cavemen used a work benches. A piece of bone of flint would be placed atop this stone and a smaller stone held in the hand would be used to chip away at the bone or flint to create a shape, usually an arrow or spear head. In the millennia since then anvils have come a long way, but there basic function remains the same. The modern anvil, as we know it, came into existence in the Middle Ages when metal working was a major activity.
The upper or working area of the anvil, where the heated metal is placed is called the face. The face is usually tempered and hardened so that it does not loose its shape or surface integrity with use. The constant force of the hammer blows is transferred through the metal being worked to the anvil and a soft face will become misshapen and useless. The hardened face of the anvil will also absorb very little of the impact of a hammer blow so that the effect of each blow on the metal being worked will be both greater and more controllable.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Blacksmithing Anvil website that can be found by visiting: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com/] . There is also a special going on now that allows members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the blacksmith website for free at: [http://www.blacksmithzone.com]. Users should check back often to the Blacksmith general page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.
About Blacksmith Zone: Blacksmith Zone is a Community Site that brings users into a deeper relationship with Blacksmithing and Blacksmiths from all over the world, and other blacksmith community members.