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Physical Danger

There's hardly any danger in blacksmithing.

Wait, you didn’t actually believe that, did you? Come on, you're basically working in a volcano.

Blacksmiths wear protective gloves and aprons to shield themselves from the extreme heat they use when forging—you don't want to grab hot steel with your bare hands (don't try it). 

In fact, everything about this job is meant to help avoid the possible life-ending effects of molten steel. With your gloves, tongs, aprons, and grills—is anyone else suddenly in the mood for a cookout?—you may as well be called a professional fire-avoider.

And once you turn off the heat, you're still not safe, as there are sledgehammers swinging around at high velocity. Come down on your thumb with that hammer and you may never again find a glove that fits you.