The History Of Blacksmithing

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20060108Artist and blacksmith David Petersen explores the history behind this skilled craft.

1/5. The Making of the Tongs

The early history of iron working, from weapons made from meteorites to the skills of the Celtic blacksmiths.

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200601152/5. From the soft metal lances used by Roman soldiers to the hardness of a Samurai sword, artist/blacksmith, David Petersen, explores one of the blacksmith's main roles in early history the making of weapons. Then News.
20060122David Petersen presents a series exploring the history of blacksmithing.

3/5. Language, Spells and Healing

How the blacksmith has not only influenced the English language, but has also been seen throughout history as the worker of magic.

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20060129David Petersen presents a series exploring the history of blacksmithing.

4/5. Not Just Any Metal Gates

From the tomb of Eleanor of Aquitaine to the great gates at Hampton Court, artist/blacksmith David Petersen explores the emergence of blacksmiths who specialise in decorative ironwork.

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20060205David Petersen presents a series exploring the history of blacksmithing.

5/5. The Blacksmith and the Torch - The Emergence of the Artist Blacksmith

From Picasso to the artist/blacksmiths working in Britain today, artist/blacksmith David Petersen explores the emergence of the blacksmith as an artist in his own right.

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