The medieval blacksmith
I am ULF fum Oachberg, I am the son of Ferdy the Butcher. I grew up in the county of Hugo fun Monfort.
I spent many years practicing the art of war. Many battles I fought, some scar tells about it.
Many moons I have seen come and go, also many princes. In my old days I have been living in the land of the Helvetians for many solstices.
In order to make a living from my meager income, I travel with my daily work to many countries. So I have already travelled the lands of the Habsburgs. I have also shown my art in the counties of the Hochwohlgeborene Staufer, Hohenzoller and even the Guelphs. Nor should the lands of the Lombards and Franks remain unaccustomed, where so many a strange language comes out of the mouths of many a person that one does not want to understand it.
I try to offer my service so that the young people may see what was right and customary in my Junker day.
I try to offer the laudable craft of the blacksmith. To the common people, but also to the highly respectable gentlemen and ladies, I try to explain the handling of the manufactured goods, but also of the weapons, knives and articles of daily use offered for sale. If someone wants to lend a hand himself, I will certainly not fail. I forge, as was the custom, from sunrise to sunset. I may sleep in darkness, so that my work may be done in broad daylight, as the Lord has considered it.