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Iron metal - The Heritage Artifacts

Iron metal

Iron is a lustrous, ductile, malleable, silver-grey metal, it is known to exist in four distinct crystalline forms. Iron rusts in damp air, but not in dry air. Iron is the most used of all the metals, including 95% of all the metal tonnage produced worldwide. Mainly because of the combination of low cost and high strength, it is indispensable.

Iron craft in India has been an age-old profession and the ironsmiths of rural villages of India are engaged in iron craft for generations. It requires lot of effort since you need to give shape to iron sheets or bars. Most of the iron objects are made by hammering them into shape. They are not cast or moulded. A coat of varnish or colourful paint is also applied in order to make it lustrous and colorful. In the end it gives much satisfaction to see beautiful iron decorative pieces or utility items created after so much of effort.

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