Metalcrafts Crib Sheet

For use with Dwarf Fortress (v0.27.169.33g), originally written for (v0.23.130.23a) (

The follow items can be constructed at a forge providing you have enough materials. At a normal forge you will need one block or charcoal or coke, and a number of bars of metal indicated by the table. A magma forge does away with the need for charcoal and coke when crafting items.


Materials required, sorted by item class

Weapons with a * next to them can be made out of silver.

Item Class


Bars Required




Trap Components

Siege Equipment

copper, iron,  bronze, steel

+ silver*

  • Battle axe*
  • War Hammer*
  • Short Sword*
  • Spear*
  • Mace*
  • Crossbow
  • Pick
  • Bolts*
  • Giant Axe Blade Enormous Corkscrew Spiked Ball Large Serrated Disc
  • Ballista Arrowhead


copper, iron,  bronze, steel

  • Leggings
  • Helm
  • Cap
  • Gauntlets
  • Boots
  • Shield
  • Buckler
  • Chain Mail
  • Greaves
  • Plate Mail


copper, iron, bronze, steel
gold, silver, brass, tin
& platinum

  • Chain
  • Animal Trap Bucket
  • Metal Blocks
  • Cage
  • Barrel
  • Armor Stand
  • Door
  • Floodgate
  • Statue
  • Cabinet
  • Chest
  • Throne
  • Sarcophagus
  • Table
  • Weapon Rack
  • Bin


copper, iron, bronze, steel
gold, silver, brass, tin
& platinum

  • Crafts
  • Goblet
  • Toy
  • Instrument
  • Flask
  • Minted Coins
  • Stud an item

iron, steel

  • Anvil

Recipe requirements for full sets of armour

Boots and gauntlets, marked with a * produce two of each type from a single bar of metal; left and right.

Basic Chain mail (5):

Alternative full chainmail suit: helm, gauntlets, leggings, high boots (6) - Veryinky

Basic Plate mail (8):

Alternative full platemail + chainmail suit: helm, chain mail, plate mail, gauntlets, greaves, highboot (10) - Veryinky

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