Why Redsmith?

Copper crafts men in the seventeenth century were known as red smiths due to the color of the metal they worked.   Whitesmiths were iron workers who took the extra step of removing the black scale from the worked metal revealing the shiny metal underneath, like cutlery.  A black smith produced more utilitarian work where it was unnecessary to finish, like chisels and axes.


~ by davidrwalker on November 28, 2007.

One Response to “Why Redsmith?”

  1. Excellent & Beautiful work….!

    Congratulations on that upcoming June wedding & best wishes for a long & happy marriage.

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