Before the coming of Europeans, Africans, including Rwandans, smelted iron and made different types of tools. That period in the history of mankind is called the Iron Age. It followed the Stone Age.
Today, some Rwandans have maintained the trade and even started making or modifying industrial products for local use.
Timothy Kisambira captured on lens a local smith, Juvénal Mugabo, making fork hoes as well as the use of the tool in construction.