verb - 1.
make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and beating or hammering it. 2. create (something) strong, enduring, or successful 3. moving forward gradually or steadily
Without the proper conditions, a blacksmith can hammer metal with very little result. For blacksmiths, using FIRE allows them to shape and mold metals with relative ease, bending, twisting, and hammering a raw material into a strong finished product.