We dwarves aren't the only ones fighting. Our human allies have their hands full too!
Redridge is under periodic attack from blackrock orcs, and their supply of equipment is always low. If you were to help them out, I'm sure their resident blacksmith, Verner Osgood, would teach you a trick or two.
Thank you, <name>. This will help me out tremendously. With the Blackrock orcs attacking from Stonewatch Keep and the Redridge gnolls lurking in the foothills to the north, I'm always fixing armor and making new weapons for our troops.
The supplies you brought will give me a moment's peace. I will have enough time to teach you something...