What is Metalsmithing….
Jewelers often refer to their craft as metalsmithing, and many universities offer degree programs in metalsmithing, jewelry, enameling and blacksmithing under the auspices of their fine arts programs. (excerpts taken from Wikipedia.org)
Types of metalsmiths:
- An Arrowsmith forges arrow heads for the Fletcher (an arrow-maker)
- A Blacksmith works with iron and steel (this is what is usually meant when referring just to “Smith”)
- A Bladesmith forges knives, swords, and other blades
- A Brassfounder works with brass
- A Coinsmith works strictly with coins and currency
- A Coppersmith (also known as brownsmith) works with copper
- A Fendersmith makes and repairs the metal fender before fireplaces, protecting rugs and furniture in mansions and fine estates, and frequently cares for the fires as well
- A Goldsmith works with gold
- A Gunsmith builds and repairs firearms
- A Locksmith works with locks
- A Pewtersmith works with pewter
- A Scythesmith forges scythes.
- A Silversmith, or brightsmith, works with silver
- A Swordsmith is a bladesmith who forges only swords
- A Tinsmith, tinner, or tinker works with light metal (such as tinware) and can refer to someone who deals in tinware
- A Weapon-Smith forges weapons like axes, spears, flails, and other weapons.
- A Whitesmith works with white metal (tin and pewter) and can refer to someone who polishes or finishes the metal rather than forging it.
- A Zincsmith works, fabricates or builds with zinc in sheet or bar form.
My fields of interest/studies: Silversmith, Pewtersmith, Goldsmith, Coppersmith, Brassfounder, Blacksmith.