Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is a nearly obsolete type of iron that has been worked by hammering, bending, and shaping while it is in a heated, malleable state. It is characterized by its fibrous appearance, which is a result of the distinctive grain structure formed during the forging process. Wrought iron has been used for centuries in various applications, including decorative ironwork, architectural elements, and tools.

Wrought iron has largely declined in modern times due to changes in manufacturing processes. Contemporary materials like mild steel and alloys are often used as substitutes because they are more readily available and easier to produce. However, modern blacksmiths and artisans still work with traditional wrought iron for restoration and preservation of historical structures and for creating authentic, handcrafted pieces.