Traditionally, wrought iron is a variety of iron. Wrought iron is made with additives that render it twistable with a low corrosion rate. Authentic wrought iron differs from steel in that it is impregnated with tiny slivers of iron silicate known as “slag.” When distributed as fibers, the slivers of iron silicate changes the chemical properties of iron to create a new metal. Wrought iron has tremendous strength under tensile pressure, resistance to corrosion, and malleability.
In the design world, wrought iron refers to a style of metalwork that hearkens back to the Iron age. The iron is distinguished by their twists and attractive shapes.
Wrought iron keeps a finish quite well. Most metals, when corroding, tend to exhibit large patches of discolored rust. Wrought iron, however, distributes the rust into a beautiful brown, coppery finish.
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