Forge pri Kovaču
In the past, each and every farm on Pohorje had its own smithy. It was needed in order for farmers to repair agricultural and forestry tools.
In the countryside, craft making of metals, particularly iron and steel, has been known since the 10th century and made its way to the cities in the 12th century. Today smithies are as good as extinct. Forge “pri Kovaču”, on the other hand, carries on a 200 years old blacksmith tradition. Such tradition shows the hard work of the local people and intertwines the past with the present.
At the smithy, they have preserved machinery and tools that were used by ancestors at the farm (spring hammer, hand drill, a large furnace, etc.). The master blacksmith demonstrates the making of products from iron to interested visitors. They can even try their luck in making their own souvenirs. Listen to traditional stories of the past while having a blacksmith's lunch and drinks.
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