Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) December 17, 2008 -- Blacksmith Zone has just released a new section of their website that has all of the basics on Blacksmithing. 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 General information webpage:
âThe discovery of metal was the beginning of a major step in the evolution of the human race. Metal was hard and had immense possibilities, but the problem was how to use it. With the understanding that heating metal would soften it so that it could be formed into useable shapes came the beginning of blacksmithing. Blacksmiths learned how to heat metal in a fire until it was soft enough to be beaten into shapes like spear and arrow heads and pointed lengths of iron that could be used for tilling the earth. With the ability to both hunt and grow crops more efficiently than had been done earlier using stones and carved bones, the human race began to prosper.
The modern blacksmith has progressed a long way from his simple beginnings. Although the basic principle of heating and shaping metal remains the same, technology kept developing until today he has at his disposal various types of ovens, forges, hammers and presses to shape the material. The modern blacksmith now works with complex alloys and is also involved in the heat treatment of metals to make the products stronger and more resilient as well and creating finishes that improve the esthetic appeal of the works he produces.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Blacksmithing 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.