I would like to write my story in Anglish, which is basically, to my understanding, English without borrowed words from other languages. I like it because it sounds familiar and strange at the same time.
For example, carpenters would be woodworkers and carpentry would be woodcraft.
So far so good, but I struggle with metalworkers and metalcraft because as far as I can tell, metal is a relatively new addition to the English language and it is originally a Greek word.
I've done some Internet research, but the only useful thing I could find out was that "smith" is supposedly the original English word for a metalworker. That doesn't help me with the original word for metal, though. I'm pretty sure there is something I just don't understand...
So my question is, what would be an old / original English word for metal and metalcraft?