Smithing' is a craft in which a person fashions useful items (for example, tools, kitchenware, tableware, jewelry, and weapons) out of various metals. Smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations. Shaping metal with a hammer (forging) is the archetypical component of smithing. Often the hammering is done while the metal is hot, having been heated in a forge. Smithing can also involve the other aspects of metalworking, such as refining metals from their ores (traditionally done by smelting), casting it into shapes (founding), and filing to shape and size.

Smithing in Between the RiversEdit

Smithing was a new thing Kudurru, coming about the time Engibil was retreating from day to day oversight of Gibil. The idea of freeing copper and tin from their ores and mixing them to create a metal stronger than either quickly gained power with other crafts, but it was too new to have coalesced into deities or demons.[1]


  1. Between the Rivers, pg. 10, HC.