Metal is the strength behind our modern world. How would a car even stay in one piece without metal parts and connectors fastening everything together and also forming the frame for example? But it’s not just in bigger things like cars that we depend on metal. It’s also in things like jewellery too.
All this metal has to be made, shaped, and cut into place. Believe it or not, there are people who can bend, cut, and shape metal with little more than a file and a hammer. For example, I’ve heard there are skilled craftsmen in less industrialized countries that have to do it this way.
Of course, in our industrialized country we have advanced tools like torches and cutting tools to do these things. Check out a catalog of smith equipment to see the huge variety of tools for working with metal. It’s a far cry from the days of using just a hammer and an anvil – though those things are still used in some places.