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Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way to Perfection

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Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that'll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, select your materials, fashion grips and hilts, grind edges and much more!
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Paladin Press (first published January 1st 1987)
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Danny
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great guide

Very good and very thorough. I picked this up to learn more about blades so that i can follow along while watching Forged in Fire.
Adam Wiggins
Dec 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
A very comprehensive guide to crafting knives and swords. It covers setting up a workshop (with forge, hammer, tongs, anvil, grinders, and quenching barrel); choosing from among the many high-carbon steels suitable for forging; building and sustaining a proper charcoal or coke fire; forging the blade via drawing out the steel bar, tapering, shaping, packing, and finally annealing the metal; and various types of tangs (the tongue of metal which extends down into the grip of the knife or sword).

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Jason Kish
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a book which you don't put back on your shelf it remains on your desk for quick references. This book covers it all from shop setup to making the sheath for a sword. Its specialized knowledge specific to making blades of all types. Including how to strike the metal to form the various shapes of knife tips. Along will valuable information it also has many pictures to lend visual aid when designing and building sheaths, guards, fullers, and many other step.

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