Monthly Archives: August 2022

Writer’s Deep Dive: Anvils

The anvil is an essential piece of a blacksmith’s equipment and the most iconic symbol of the trade. They may look simple, but there is an incredible amount of clever design that goes into this piece of technology. Now, let’s dive in! The Basics The first anvils were made of stone, then bronze, then wrought […]

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The Writer’s Guide to Blacksmithing Basics

Since much of fantasy was inspired by the Middle Ages, it makes sense that many novels include blacksmiths. Of course, in a magical setting, blacksmiths can be elevated from hammering out horseshoes to crafting magic rings or enchanted blades. It is also common to see them highlighted in visual medium during the big “gearing up” […]

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