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$81,200/ year*
Estimated Salary
$81,200
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Blacksmith in Eastern NC, North Carolina

Overview

A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut.
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$40,000/yr in North Carolina

Tools of the Trade

Tongs
Tongs
Drifts
Drifts
Flatter
Flatter
Forge
Forge
Anvil
Anvil
Cross Pein Hammer
Cross Pein Hammer
Tongs
Tongs
Drifts
Drifts
Flatter
Flatter
Forge
Forge
Anvil
Anvil

What Blacksmiths Love About Their Trade

It's a timeless craft.
Pride in a job well done.
Getting to work with hands.

Characteristics

Ancient Craft
Not Customer Facing
Work Indoors
Variety of Tools
Physically Challenging
Art and a Science

Outlook

Optionality PotentialMedium
There are specializations within the trade.
Entrepreneurship Potential High
Fairly low startup but does require a shop.
Demand ForecastMedium
You must be good at marketing yourself.