Ferri di cavallo: i due anteriori a destra, i due posteriori a sinistra.

The Forges and Smithies

The workshop where a smith works iron to make tools and other artefacts is commonly known as a forge. The smithy is the technical term used to indicate the workshop of a blacksmith who makes and fits shoes for horses and tow cattle.

In fact, the blacksmiths of the Stava Valley also practiced the craft of horseshoeing.

In their forges, the power created by water was used to move various kinds of machinery, especially hammers, used to beat the iron, and bellows used to keep the flame alive in the forge.