Rough and sensitive

 

Forges been from ancient times a battlefield of iron and fire
with the blacksmith as army commander or orchestra conductor.
Being the village blacksmith could be a complicated job.
It was really rough work that required both strength and accuracy,
at the same time it was often the place where tooth extraction happened
– before the time where dentists for poor people became common known.

Bending hot iron and pick the right tooth out – very differently.