Pre-Modern Ironsmithing.

I’ve been following A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry recently, and the blogger’s running a four-week series on pre-modern blacksmithing: this is gold for my current WIP, as the VC is part of a “primitive” or what we’d think of as a “stone-age” tribe threatened by an “early iron-age” empire (pseudo-Roman, with more bronze and a monopoly on iron). But the VC is an apprentice blacksmith.

So without further ado, here are the first two essays of the series:

Parts III and IV will be presented after next week’s column.

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