Wrought Iron

The current general term ‘wrought iron’ is misleading to most people.

‘Wrought iron’ is the original material a blacksmith would use prior to the development of steels, where the term Wrought means worked.

Wrought iron is made up of layers of nearly pure iron and silicone, and was a laborious process to manufacture.

These days nearly all ironwork is made from steel, however wrongly termed ‘wrought iron’.

Here at Zen Ironwork, we prefer the term forged iron instead of wrought iron, as we feel it is a better description of the hand made process we go through and helps distance ourselves from the machine made products that flood our industry.

Forging hot steel billet under press
forged gate decorative scrolls