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    From Forge and Anvil Leslie, Candace & Hopkins-Hughes, Diane
    $19.95

    Erich Riesel

    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&W

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    Für den Kunstschmied (translated) Schmirler, Otto
    $59.00

    Designs – Shop Drawings – Photographs for the Artist-blacksmith

    Schmirler has compiled a selection of sketches, scale drawings and photographs from his own archive intended primarily to serve as a reference work for wrought-iron smiths. His three-step process in the production of a piece of artistic wrought iron starts with sketching the piece, and then developing a detailed working drawing on a scale of 1:1, and finally photographing the finished piece and recording its location. The objects include fireplaces, wall lamps, clocks, wine bars, gates, railings, grills, candle holders, signs and much more in Schmirler's plan of first, the sketch, then developing a detailed 1:1 drawing, and finally photographing the finished piece. Tri-lingual: English/German & French

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.75" x 10.75"   Pages: 168   Illustrations: 764

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    Hammered Symbols Rienthaler, Gustl
    $20.95

    The need to adorn one's self and to protect ourselves from the influences of evil forces and misfortune is as ancient as the history of mankind. Hence people even decorated everyday objects with symbols and protective signs. August Reinthaler's detailed descriptions and quality drawings of the tools in his extensive collection make this a valuable and informative text book.

    Format: Softcover.  Dimentions: 6"x 8 1/4"   Pages: 150    Illustrations: 446

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    Heritage of English Knives, The Hayden-Wright, David
    $63.00

    The Heritage of English Knives

    This is the preeminent reference on antique English knives, written by one of Great Britain's most respected 20th century authorities on weaponry. The text contains much previously unknown historical information about cutlers and their art. The history of the famous American designed Bowie knife, manufactured extensively in Sheffield, is explained and amply illustrated. The history of the American Bowie knife explained and amply illustrated. Discussions present multi-bladed sportsmen's pocket knives, farrier's, smoker's, quill knives, curiosities, and actual knives presented to King George IV in 1821.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 9" x 12"   Pages: 336   Illustrations: 301 color and 20 B&W

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    Hooks, Rings and Other Things Barnes, Frank T.
    $34.95

    An illustrated dictionary for collectors, students, curators, dealers and the just plain curious. The ultimate 'Whatsit?' book. Iron artifacts, which chronicled day-to-day living in early New England, have been brought together for the first time in this remarkable book. Delightfully illustrated and described, including their history, these antique iron pieces are documented and explained is how and why each piece was used.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimentions: 8 3/4" x 11 1/4"   Pages; 237   Illustrations: 1200

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  6. How To Make A Chain Tool for Chasing
    How To Make A Chain Tool for Chasing Lewton-Brain, Charles
    $18.00

    A chain tool is a special class of chasing tool. It is a kind of stamp which automatically lines up the the previous blow in registered rows of rhythmic marks. The details of how to make this valuable tool are clearly explained.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"   Pages: 38   Illustrations: 29

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    Iron Menagerie Guild of Metalsmiths,
    $18.95

    This book explains how to forge fifteen different animal heads. Blacksmith Paul Hubler hammered out all the projects in this book and explains every step in forging animal heads. Iron Menagerie clearly demonstraits every step in the animal head making process so any person with a minimal amount of experience can easily follow the instructions. It was written to fill a need for developing blacksmithing skills in creating decorative fantasy animal heads.

    Format: Softcover - spiral bound.   Dimensions: 11 1/2" x 8 3/4"   Pages: 34   Illustrations: 179

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    Ironwork Today Meilach, Dona Z.
    $49.95

    Ironwork Today: Inside and Out, Vol. I

    Here is an exciting foray into the world of the artist-blacksmith from the growing number of men and women who revel in lighting up a forge and shaping hot, malleable iron into beautiful useful objects. Blacksmiths today produce monumental and modest works. A beautiful collection of railings, gates, doors, sculpture, fences, candle holders, furniture, lighting fixtures and more.Over 480 color photographs highlight objects for indoor and outdoor use.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 11" x 8.5"   Pages: 256   Illustrations: 482 color

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