The first 6 of the second Season 3 Guild, the Blacksmith’s Guild, has been released, so we have a look at the origin of their names. The Guild has a unique structure on the pitch as there are no mascots and the team is comprised of three Master’s and three Apprentices with a Master being named Captain each game:
An anvil is a metalworking tool consisting of a large block of metal (usually forged or cast steel), with a flattened top surface, upon which another object is struck or worked.
Anvils are as massive as they are practical, because the higher their inertia, the more efficiently they cause the energy of striking tools to be transferred to the work piece. On a quality anvil, the smith’s hammer should rebound with almost as much energy as the smith puts into the downward stroke, ultimately making the smith’s job easier and less physically strenuous.
Almost certainly named after a sledgehammer rather than the vehicle. A sledgehammer is a tool with a large, flat, often metal head, attached to a lever (or handle). The size of its head allows a sledgehammer to apply more force than other hammers of similar size. Although they are used in a variety of professions they are used in Blacksmithing to shape heavy sections of iron.
A furnace is a device used for high-temperature heating. The name derives from Greek word fornax, which means oven. In an industrial setting they are used in the extract of iron from ore and in steelmaking.
Cinder is a material derived primarily from volcanic materials and are similar to pumice. An ember (a glowing, hot ‘coal’ made of greatly heated wood, coal, or other carbon-based material) is sometimes referred to as a cinder too.
Ferrite is a cubic form of iron and it’s structure is what gives steel and cast iron it’s magnetic properties. Much like ‘Get Over Here, Iron’.
Iron is a metallic chemical element and along with it’s alloy, Steel, are the principle metals used in blacksmithing.
Until next time, sports fans!