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Started by Dave, October 12, 2017, 09:14:30 AM
Quote from: Dave on October 12, 2017, 09:14:30 AMengineers.I always think this is a consequence of the isolated nature of dociety in the esrly expsndion days, you had to be a jack of many trades to survive until towns and shared economies moved in.
Quote from: Dave on October 12, 2017, 09:14:30 AMThis is partly to the benefit of the nation but maybe also encouraged the negative sides - the mistrust of authority,
QuoteHey True Blue, can you bear the loadWill you tie it up with wireJust to keep the show on the road
Quote from: jumbojak on October 12, 2017, 03:11:42 PMThere might be more blacksmiths today but most are bad ones. Like me.
Quote from: Icarus on October 13, 2017, 02:25:18 AMThere is an intrigueing program on TV that has blacksmiths competing with one another for making cutting tools...mostly things like swords, machetes, cleavers and what all. It is actually an international competition that includes smithys from over the globe. I find the program fascinating because there are still old world craftsmen, and a few women, who can forge and finish some exceptional cutting instruments.