Are there modern blacksmiths today?
There are modern day blacksmiths today how ever, they are few and far between. They can be employed by shipyards or be self employed creating various items from horse shoes to metal decorative gates and even pieces of art. in Canada there is something like 5000 registered blacksmiths. Black smithing is now considered to be a dieing art. a quick search on google can turn up some really amazingly crafted pieces by these talented people. Some people have a different full time job and then on there off days and free time are black smiths for added income. again though clientel to buy there items can be hard to find.