Legends of the Middle Ages
Master Blacksmith of The Hammers
John Latham is the master smith and owner of The Hammers, known as the finest smithy in Ramsgate and perhaps all of Suffolk. Sir Godfrey Wrenne’s legendary sword itself was crafted by John Latham. Latham’s work is strong, light and his work with silver is remarkable. His attention to the smallest of details and skill with the hammer, anvil and fire is well known.
The Hammers mostly makes farming tools, fasteners, implements and horseshoes, but John’s real talent lays in weaponry and armor. Although the tools are fairly priced – his instruments of war are not.
John Latham has many children, the eldest is a boy named Arnald Latham.