When you think about old-school London, you probably picture the beautiful elegant iron fences lining the streets of the upper class. The beautiful industrial feel of these fences and gates is something that can rarely be matches, and is still used in modern designs. An iron work expert is something far less common in the 21st century, but there are still masters of the trade creating beautiful ironwork around the globe. Ironwork has come a long way since the ancient tradesmen, but often the older designs take our breath away much more than modern simple designs.
In this video, we will take a look into the world of historic ironwork and what makes it so eye-catching.
Historically, ironworking has been a primarily labor-intense trade. Iron needed to be wrought, or worked, by several people in order to be properly equipped to handle big construction projects. Wrought iron was an incredibly productive export, and was used in everything from door hinges to locks. Old-school door handles are ornate and unique, since blacksmiths were prone to sharing their creative expressiveness through their artistic designs in their work. These days, screws and hinges are, for the most part, completely machine-made.