The metalsmith skill is used to make furniture, buckets, bins, blocks, cages, and anvils at a metalsmith's forge. (Despite their being under the "furniture" menu of a forge, chains are made by metal crafters, and animal traps are made by trappers).
The labor that corresponds to the metalsmith skill is called blacksmithing. A dwarf whose highest skill is "metalsmith" will have the Blacksmith profession.
- Many things a blacksmith makes should require more than one bar of metal, but only one bar is ever used per item produced. Bug:130
- Buildings which are built using material-dependent labors (e.g. a trade depot) may require "any metalsmithing skill," but will only raise Metalsmith and not the other qualifying skill (e.g. weaponsmithing). Bug:4899