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The Art of Blacksmithing

Alex W. Bealer

If you want to know how an eighteenth-century iron hinge was made, or how an intricate trivet was formed, or how a muzzle-loading rifle was welded, this book has the answers. If you would like to set up a blacksmith shop, this book describes and illustrates the equipment and the techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.


For the lover of history and the person who admires the ingenuity of common men, this book reflects respect for the specialized skills of the smith. Most of the methods and tools described in this book are clarified by over five hundred illustrations by the author.

438 pages, Hardcover, B&W, 6" x 9", 1976
Order Number: SJ250..........$19.95 $9.95

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