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- From Forge and Anvil Leslie, Candace & Hopkins-Hughes, Diane$19.95
Hill-Country Iron Worker
The legacy of Erich Riesel through words and photographs. This is the story of one of smithings' most accomplished, yet little-known artisans. Leslie and Hopkins-Hughs have restored Riesel to his proper place in the pantheon of ironwork artists. He learned the ironworking trade as an apprentice in Magdeburg, Germany, a ninth-century city noted for its Romanesque church and its steel industry, but his father, wanting to save his only child from war, sent him to America. After working as a cowboy on a number of Hill Country ranches, his gifts as a talented ornamental ironworker were accidentally discovered by two oilmen who were establishing handsome ranch/retreats on the banks of the Guadalupe River in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. For five years Riesel endowed their properties with beautiful ornamental works that have continued to evoke admiration. From massive ranch gates to airy railings to intricate chandeliers, Riesel turned out masterpiece after masterpiece creating a legacy that still endures at the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly, Hunt, Texas.
Format: Hardcover Dimensions: 9" x 10" Pages: 96 Illustrations: 70 B&WLearn More
- General Blacksmith, The Paine, Malcolm$28.00
In The General Blacksmith: Tales and Techniques of an Ancient Craft, Malcolm Paine puts the methods that he learned and used repeatedly, in his 60 blacksmithing years, into a simple form, that aspiring blacksmiths can follow step by step, and one that can still be of interest to the more experienced ironworker. Paine presents a clear text and drawings for any blacksmith to follow. A prefect book for beginners to get started and improving blacksmith to reach new levels in their craft.
Format: Hard cover Dimentions: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" Pages: 217 Illustrations: 410
- Handles and Guards Kesslar, Joe$30.00
The primary purpose of "Handles and Guards" by joe Keeslar is to provide students of handles and guards with guidelines for completing the forged knife. Theoritically the blade is completely finished before moving on to the handle and guard. Every knife you make should reflect the very best work that you can do at that point in time.
joe received his Journeyman Smith rating in 1987 and Master Smith rating in 1989. He is a frequent Instructor at the William F Moran School of Bladesmithing, serves on the Board of Directors of the association since 1989 and was Chairman of the ABS from June 2003 through June 2007.
Format: Soft Cover Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 11" Pages: 127 Illustrations: 84Learn More
- Heat Treating DVD Cashen, Kevin R.$25.00
American Bladesmith Society's, Mastersmith, Kevin R. Cashen presents us with valuable information on "Heat Treating."
The chapters include:
1. Discussing "Quenching Fluids"
2. Forged Blade Heat Treating (HT)
3. Hamon HT Line & Clay Technique
4. Shrouded Coal Forge HT Technique
5. "Snap" Temper & Blade Elasticity
6. "Second" 1095 HT & Normalizing Blades
7. Metallurgy Concepts "Chalk Talk"
8. Tempering HOW & WHY; and Questions
Mid-America Bladsmithing Symposium & Knife Show August 26 - 29, 2010Learn More
- How to Forge Weld on a Blacksmith’s Anvil Heath, Robert M.$12.00
Forge welding is an old technique of joining two pieces of metal with heat. This booklet is written to honestly try to convey certain principles of a craft technique that are difficult to convey in writing. The reader can find enough information to enable, even a beginner, to make a forge weld. Go for it!
Format: Soft cover, Dimentations: 8" x 11", Pages: 52, Illustrations: 140Learn More
- How to Make a Blacksmith’s Bellows Heath, Robert M.$9.00
The Blacksmith Bellows describe in this booklet is located in the Agricultural and Forestry Museum in Jackson, Mississippi and was donated to the museum in 1973. It was made by his father in 1910 and used on his farm until 1938. From these drawings you will understand how the bellows were built and could even build your own.
Fprmat: Softcover Dimentions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pages: 26 Illustrations: 49Learn More
- How to Make Chain Mail Heath, Robert M.$8.50
The ancient Romans and prehistoric European tribes had shirts of mail as did the medieval knights, familiar to us from the stories of Robin Hood and Ivanhoe. Mail, at least the outward form, should be made to imitate the styles of old.
1. The first type is the best made from links that were shut with a forge weld. 2. The second type of mail would have been made of links closed with a cold shut. Each link would be flattened where the joint was made a hole drilled in both ends to receive a very small shutting rivet. This was considered to be good mail but not the very best. 3. The third type of mail and lowest in quality, was made of links not shut at all. The links were bent shut without securing the two ends in any way.
The shirt presented here was made of links that were not shut. The ends were butted together after each link was individually fitted into the pattern of the metal fabric.
Format: Soft cover, Dimentions: 5 1/4" x 8 1/3", Pages: 34, Illustrations: 65