The Art of Blacksmithing
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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Currently reading this one. If you're into blacksmithing, this is a must read. Bealer exhaustively details tools, techniques, historical items and more in a straightforward manner. You'll come away feeling as if you spent a weekend with one, if not several, smiths.
Review: The Art of BlacksmithingUser Review - Teresa Frohock - Goodreads
I'm not kidding, I'm reading this book and really enjoying it. Excellent history of the blacksmith and technical details on making everything from everyday items to weapons. The best part is that it is well written and entertaining too. Read full review