How is it possible that an element which stands so strong and solid, is immune to almost every condition but rust, can be twisted and worked creating some of the most fascinating objects of our world. Primarily used for tools and weapons, decorative iron work became popular in Medieval times as a way to strengthen doors against invaders but soon evolved into decorative adornments.  It is thought that iron arrived on earth by way of meteorites. If so, these chunks of alien matter forever changed our world and occupy an amazing array of shapes and functions.  Blacksmiths were the hub of medieval towns, creating tools, weapons, and shoes for horses. Decorative ironwork is possible because when exposed to extreme heat the long fibers of…