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Whitesmith

Whitesmith

[hwahyt-smith, wahyt-]
A whitesmith is a person who works with "white" or light-colored metals such as tin and pewter. While blacksmiths work mostly with hot metal, whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a forge to shape their raw materials).

The term is also applied to metalworkers who do only finishing work - such as filing or polishing - on iron and other "black" metals.

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