The Art of Blacksmithing

The Art of Blacksmithing

Book - 1976
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With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book describes and illustrates the equipment and techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.Indeed, this unique book covers every aspect of a fascinating and little-known art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built.



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With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book describes and illustrates the equipment and techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.Indeed, this unique book covers every aspect of a fascinating and little-known art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built.


Explaining how it was done in bygone days, an illustrated guide to blacksmithing shows how to make all of the things the blacksmith traditionally created, including knives, horseshoes, iron grills, rifle barrels, and barrel hoops.


Baker & Taylor
A close-up look at the historical craft of blacksmithing features more than five hundred illustrations that demonstrate how blacksmiths worked and how they created everything from knives to horsehoes to rifle barrels.

Publisher: New York : Funk & Wagnalls : Castle Books, c1976
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780308102545
0308102541
9780785803959
0785803955
Characteristics: 438 p. : ill ; 21 cm

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