The Complete Bladesmith

Forging Your Way to Perfection


Publisher: Redd Ink Press

ISBN: 9780998708164


Page: N.A

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This guide to smithing world-class blades is for the novice and experienced bladesmith alike. With this book you will be able to build your own forge, equip your workshop, choose your materials from the exotic to the mundane, and get to work.

The Complete Bladesmith

Forging Your Way To Perfection

Author: Jim Hrisoulas

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581606331

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 768

Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that'll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, select your materials, fashion grips and hilts, grind edges and much more!

The Complete Bladesmith

Forging Your Way To Perfection

Author: Jim Hrisoulas

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873644303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 1280

Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that'll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, select your materials, fashion grips and hilts, grind edges and much more!

Bladesmithing with Murray Carter

Modern Application of Traditional Techniques

Author: Murray Carter

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440218385

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 7193

Bladesmithing with Murray Carter provides the reader with an in-depth look into traditional Japanese Cutlery forging techniques and their modern applications. A non-stop flow of inquiries to Murray has prompted him to reveal the secret techniques learned during 18 years in Japan, where he lived and worked as a village bladesmith. He now shares this wealth of information for the benefit of the curious reader and Japanese knife enthusiast alike. Owners of nearly 15,000 of Murray's knives will be delighted to see a comprehensive book written by the knives' creator. Features: 250+ dazzling, full-color images, including many by renowned photographer Hiro Soga. Unique and extremely rare insight into the Japanese culture through the (blue) eyes of a Japanese village bladesmith. Detailed explanations of Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing techniques that until now have been cloaked in mystery and myth. Enough detailed information to guide an aspiring bladesmith to become a successful smith in the Japanese style of blade making.

The Complete Modern Blacksmith

Author: Alexander Weygers

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607743752

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 2045

A truly unusual and unique resource, this extremely hands-on book brings together three popular but long-out-of-print classics (THE MODERN BLACKSMITH; THE RECYCLING, USE, AND REPAIR OF TOOLS; and THE MAKING OF TOOLS) essential for anyone interested in the making, repair, maintenance, or arcana of tools. An essential volume in any serious craftperson's library, this book covers setting up a smithy (anvil, forge, hammer, tongs, and all), and manufacturing everything from stone-carving chisels to decorative wall hooks. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Custom Knifemaking

10 Projects from a Master Craftsman

Author: Tim McCreight

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811721752

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 222

View: 1944

Ten projects will teach beginners how to cut, shape, heat, treat, and finish a knife.

The Pattern-Welded Blade

Artistry in Iron


Publisher: Redd Ink Press

ISBN: 9780998708157


Page: N.A

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Pattern-welded blades are among the most beautiful and durable creations ever to emerge from the bladesmith's forge. Now, Jim Hrisoulas, reveals the secrets of this ancient craft, from the welding of the starting billet to the final assembly of the completed blade.

Steel Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist

Author: John D. Verhoeven

Publisher: ASM International

ISBN: 1615030565

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

View: 6880

This book explains the metallurgy of steel and its heat treatment for non-metallurgists. It starts from simple concepts--beginning at the level of high-school chemistry classes--and building to more complex concepts involved in heat treatment of most all types of steel as well as cast iron. It was inspired by the author when working with practicing bladesmiths for more than 15 years. Most chapters in the book contain a summary at the end. These summaries provide a short review of the contents of each chapter. This book is THE practical primer on steel metallurgy for those who heat, forge, or machine steel.

Damascus Steel

Theory and Practice

Author: Gunther Lbach

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764342943

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 5528

Damascus steel: centuries-old, hot-forged steel that is legendary for making sharp, strong blades that struck fear in many a mans heart. Artisans, blacksmiths, and hobbyists the world over have initiated a renaissance of this fascinating, decorative material, which is the focus of this comprehensive book. Unravel the history and mysteries surrounding various types of Damascus steel before delving into the theory and mechanics of forging your own complex Damascus steel creations. Use the detailed, computer-generated illustrations and hundreds of photos to learn how to forge-weld your Damascus steel billets, properly execute torsion technique, and see the endless potential for forging patterns in Damascus steel. Complete with material and equipment requirements, safety precautions, practical tips, temperature charts, and examples of finished works, this book offers inspiration and the fundamentals of working in this ancient medium. Ideal for amateur blacksmiths and experienced metalworkers. Includes a bonus poster, "Practical Tips for the Blacksmith."

Step-by-step Knifemaking

You Can Do It!

Author: David Boye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878571819

Category: Knives

Page: 270

View: 1796

"...concisely described & copiously illustrated."-Booklist

Basic Knife Making

From Raw Steel to a Finished Stub Tang Knife

Author: Ernst G. Siebeneicher-Hellwig,Jürgen Rosinski

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764335082

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 2390

It's a tool, a collectible, an aesthetic object, and even a piece of art. Knifemaking has experienced tremendous growth as a hobby, and now you can learn this craft.205 color images and illustrated step-by-step instructions provide all stages of the knife's construction, from selection of the steel, to forging the blade, assembling the handle, and constructing a holder.Includes sections on safety, sources for materials, and 10 templates and designs to inspire your own ideas.

The Backyard Blacksmith

Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith

Author: Lorelei Sims

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781592532513

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 5114

The Backyard Blacksmith takes the mystery out of blacksmithing, but not the magic... There is an increasing interest and revival in the art of blacksmithing as a hobby and art, and both men and women are becoming at-home blacksmiths. Blacksmithing is a simple, rewarding craft anyone can enjoy in their backyard or home workshop -- even beginners can produce useful and beautiful projects on their first try. The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby, with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments.

New Edge of the Anvil

A Resource Book for the Blacksmith

Author: N.A

Publisher: Skipjack Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879535091

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 243

View: 3865

Designed as a comprehensive guide for the beginner or a reference for the advanced metalworker, with complete coverage of tools, equipment, and creative and technical processes. Includes very fine b & w photographs of the work of Samuel Yellin and Martin Rose.

The Home Blacksmith

Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist

Author: Ryan Ridgway

Publisher: Lumina Media

ISBN: 1620082128

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 2931

As more and more people join the do-it-yourself revolution, they are breathing new life into many time-honored skills and crafts. Blacksmithing is among the trades that are enjoying a resurgence for both practical and artistic uses, yet there is not an abundance of readily accessible information available to beginning blacksmiths to help them get started and understand the craft. Author Ryan Ridgway, a veterinarian and blacksmith with more than fifteen years of metalworking experience, hopes to fill that void with this comprehensive volume geared toward answering the many questions that new blacksmiths often have. By explaining the physics of moving metal, the different styles of anvils and forges, and alternative fuel sources, Ridgway sets his book apart from less detailed volumes. Forty practical, easy-to-follow projects are presented, showing aspiring blacksmiths how to make tools, such as hammers and chisels; farm implements, such as gate latches and hoof picks; and items for home use, including drawer pulls and candle holders. Inside The Home Blacksmith: The evolution of blacksmithing around the world and the differences between the tools specific to each region The behavior of heated metal and the science of metalworking Setting up a shop safely and economically The heart of your shop—the anvil and forge—and the other essential tools Working with different types of steel, including how to salvage steel for different uses Techniques from beginning to advanced Step-by-step instructions for forty blacksmithing projects: tools and other implements as well as decorative pieces for personal use or sale

The Colouring, Bronzing, and Patination of Metals

A Manual for the Fine Metalworker and Sculptor : Cast Bronze, Cast Brass, Copper and Copper-plate, Gilding Metal, Sheet Yellow Brass, Silver and Silver-plate

Author: Richard Hughes,Michael Rowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500015018

Category: Bronzing

Page: 372

View: 4448

Forging Damascus Steel Knives for Beginners

Author: Ernst G. Siebeneicher-Hellwig,Jurgen Rosinski

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764340123

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

View: 8514

The art of forging multiple layers of steel together into beautiful, strong, and sharp Damascus steel blades started millenia ago. Now, with this guide, novice blacksmiths and bladesmiths have a practical and budget-conscious approach to forging their own Damascus steel knives. Starting with the basics, this practical guide shows how easy it can be to build a simple Damascus-grade forge; forge Damascus steel into different patterns; and forge a blade into shape, harden it, and turn it into a finished knife. Sketches, step-by-step instructions, and tools and materials lists help you prepare and work through the project methodically and safely. Complete with tips for sharpening Damascus steel blades and insights on the metallurgy behind this special steel, this guide is ideal for the metalworking hobbyist.

The modern blacksmith

Author: Alexander G. Weygers

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Forged a Guide to Becoming a Blacksmith

Author: Liam Hoffman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546602132

Category: Blacksmithing

Page: 162

View: 5070

"This book breaks down blacksmithing's fascinating, if somewhat daunting, skill set into attainable fundamentals that show you how to become an accomplished smith."

Forging Japanese Knives for Beginners

Author: Ernst G. Siebeneicher-Hellwig,Jürgen Rosinski

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764345562

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 8059

Learn how to make two types of Japanese knives: a tanto (dagger) and a hocho (chef's knife) following traditional techniques. With step-by-step images and clear instructions, this how-to guide covers acquiring iron ore, building and using a bloomery furnace, forging the blades, fitting the blades with handles, and sharpening the blades with water stones. The process is further detailed with images that illustrate the structure of the blade and diagrams showing the construction of each knife. In addition, a history of these legendary blades, methods for determining carbon content, and tips on caring for the completed blades are included. This is an ideal bladesmithing book for intermediate to expert level metalworkers.

Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop

Author: Wayne Goddard

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873419932

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 9503

Following on the heels of Goddard's hot-selling "how to" book, "The Wonder of Knifemaking", this new book expands on the author's popular column in "Blade" magazine to show knifemakers of all skill levels how to create helpful gadgets and supply their shop on a shoestring. 75 photos.