There are several methods to forge metals, but in our case, we use a classic, ancient method: hand-forging, also known as blacksmithing! The process consists of heating a metal piece inside an extremely hot furnace, placing the metal piece on top of an anvil, and repeatedly beating it with different hammers to the desired shape. This process also includes cutting, compressing, bending, and creating patterns with the help of different hammers and other tools.
When heated, the metal color is a significant indicator of the iron's workability. As the metal heats, it will change its color, and it will first glow red, then orange, then yellow, and finally white. The orange-yellow range is considered the ideal temperature for forging. Since the color of the hot metal is so essential for hand-forging, that is the reason a lot of blacksmiths, like Bill, work in dim, low-light conditions.