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Identify the real wrought iron

Today keep up the very hectic society we are losing the value of work done by hand as the art of wrought iron handed down for centuries for the construction of metal works.

Today this art is experiencing a major injustice like the fake Made in Italy of our valued products worldwide, such as wrought iron faux suffered in the global market with much lower prices by using inferior materials or by copying with the press machinery work artistic blacksmith.

Make sure that the iron used to be full and not tubular. Some processes can not be realized in solid iron which is definitely the most valuable and solid iron can not be forged.
And ‘why I write to remind some basic tricks to recognize if an object is really made of wrought iron using the forge and the hammer accurate shots by modeling the material on’ anvil or with folds made by machines and presses.

 

Make sure that the iron used to be full and not tubular. Some processes can not be realized in solid iron which is definitely the most valuable and the tubular iron can not be forged.

Handmade beds, decorations (snails, swirls and joints, etc.). They occur slightly different from each other, while in the industrial products are all the same. These differences represent the amount of craftsmanship, are synonymous with quality and guarantee to purchase a ONE.

The joints between the elements of the bed should not be soldered. In ancient times, before the arrival of the weld, each joint was made with the riveting, which involved the use of rivets, and stripes, and these are the techniques that are still used in the craftsmanship of a wrought iron bed. As these processes are very long and therefore expensive, in the industrial processing of the bed it is preferred to resort to welding, which significantly reduces the price, but also the quality of the product. • The perception of the single piece: the different elements of wrought iron, once assembled, must appear as a single body, in which you do not recognize the change from an iron to another, not only for the treatment of joints, but also ironed parts .With these simple steps you will be able, even if you are not experienced locksmiths to recognize the real wrought iron, so you’ll be able to give the right value to the finished piece.

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