Getting started as a blacksmith doesn’t need to be complicated. Nor does it need to be expensive. Here’s a short list of articles that are perfect for any beginner looking to get started.
For a person who just wants to start blacksmithing at home, you can get everything you need for around $300. If you really want to cut costs, it’s possible to get this figure as low as $200 in total. The biggest cost will come down to your forge, followed by coals/gas, safety equipment, and tools. If you know what you’re doing and can build a basic forge on your own, then it’s possible to get start blacksmithing for as little as $100.
Getting started as a blacksmith isn’t that hard, but it helps to start off with blacksmithing projects that aren’t all that complicated. While everyone wants to make something fancy, like a serrated survival knife or even a sword, it might be a better idea to start off with something a little less complex until you’ve mastered the basics.
While not as lucrative as back in the old days, modern day blacksmiths can make an incredible amount of money. Primarily by selling online to niche marketplaces and communities. There’s a few ways to do this, but I’ve documented a handful of the best money-making methods for blacksmiths in 2020 and 2021.
A follow up to “How to Make Money as a Blacksmith in 2020,” here are eight of the best ways for beginner blacksmiths to make a killing.
What about this hobby is so fascinating, fulfilling, and lucrative? Why have I dedicated this entire blog just to help beginners get started with this ancient pastime?
There are plenty of expensive hobbies out there. Blacksmithing, however, isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s easy to get started blacksmithing at home with your first project for around a couple hundred dollars.
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