Theory and Practice
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
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."
176 pages, Hardcover,
Full Color, 7" x 10", © 2013