From what I gather so far. Weapons and Armor will not merely be pieces of equipment that you can grind out in a couple of hours as in other MMOs. A full set of plate armor will be a symbol of pride and achievement. A labor of love taking countless hours and individuals to collect and craft. Wearing the equipment Willy nilly will be caught with second thoughts as the chance of loss is always looming.
For this reason I can see a lot of crafts being more on the conscription basis rather than the bulk supply basis. As each ingot will take up a valuable time slot in the smelter or each hide will take up time on the tanning tub which both will be in high demand and limited supply.
With that said, it would be nice to see the Guild/Marker’s Mark on the crafted piece of equipment. Not only would this help guide players to the crafter/Guild and build notoriety, but it would encourage players to explore and engage with each other.
The world is hard and cold, but we can craft a hat for that.