Shape metal over anvils


Forge pieces of metal over an anvil using the appropriate hand tools and heating equipment.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Shape metal over anvils is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Ornamental metal worker: Ornamental metal workers use finishing equipment and machinery to shape and finish fabricated ornamental metal workpieces, often used for the installation process in construction, such as railings, staircases, open steel flooring, fences and gates, and others.
Blacksmith: Blacksmiths heat metal, usually steel, in a forge and shape it with a hammer, chisel, and an anvil. Contemporarily, they predominantly create artisanal metal products, including ornamental work, as well as horse shoes, one of the sole metal fabricating processes that has not been industrialised.

Optional skill

Shape metal over anvils is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Farrier: Farriers inspect, trim and shape the hooves of horses and make and fit horseshoes, in compliance with any regulatory requirements by the National legal authority.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022