ALMOST all men are quietly confident that they would make very good blacksmiths, it has emerged.
A new survey has found that, regardless of their current occupation or qualifications, most men believe they could begin forging steel for a feudal landlord at a moment’s notice.
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “This is a trend seen across all men, regardless of age, class, sexuality and whether they prefer Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings. All believe they could smith a blade at the drop of a hat.
“This could be a huge untapped resource for the UK, if only we had literally any need for blacksmiths.”
Software development manager Julian Cook said: “If we did return to an agrarian society of villages built around their ancient smithies, I’d be doing pretty well for myself.
Mary Fisher, a professional metalworker, said:”I underwent 12 years of training to gain accreditation from the Blacksmiths Guild, but I am honestly intimidated by the raw talent in these men. I hope they never take up a hammer and tongs, I’d be out of a job in days.”