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A '''forge''' is the technical name for a [[blacksmith|smith]]'s or [[armourer]]'s workshop.
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A '''forge''' is the technical name for a [[blacksmith|smith]]'s or [[armourer]]'s [[workshop]].
   
 
It will generally include a fire or [[furnace]] with [[bellows]] to increase the heat, a solid surface (probably smoothed [[stone]]) for beating hot [[metal]], several [[anvil]]s, for shaping hot metal, and a large container of water for the rapid cooling of metal.
 
It will generally include a fire or [[furnace]] with [[bellows]] to increase the heat, a solid surface (probably smoothed [[stone]]) for beating hot [[metal]], several [[anvil]]s, for shaping hot metal, and a large container of water for the rapid cooling of metal.

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A forge is the technical name for a smith's or armourer's workshop.

It will generally include a fire or furnace with bellows to increase the heat, a solid surface (probably smoothed stone) for beating hot metal, several anvils, for shaping hot metal, and a large container of water for the rapid cooling of metal.

In addition the craftsman will have his tools: hammers, to beat metal, tongs to draw it out, cutters and the like.