Anvil, hammer, and tongs.
It's sooty. It's screams muscle and metal. But, the thing that strikes you is this: A blacksmith’s shop has a smell like no other. It’s the coal in the forge, the odor hot steel.
We visited Waterloo Metal Works to talk to John Rayer. But, shortly after I started poking around he stopped me.
“I did forget to give the safety warning. Everything in here is dirty, or sharp, or possibly very hot,” Rayer said.