Anthony Ordon on the official forums just posted this:
You don’t necessarily need weaponsmith maxed, but the permanent craftable weapons are level 80. And they are sellable.
Does that mean that weaponsmithers will be able to craft the weapons with items already in the world? If so, does that mean I need to stock up on ores? It's tricky, because what if the coolest skins aren't even the level 80 ones?
Thanks to the new Halloween announcement we have another batch of chest hysteria. Prices are ALL over the place. Currently bouncing between 30-45 copper every few minutes. Curious to see how much they max out at. And also curious to see what the themed-weapon skins will be (possible chainsaw?)