Basics of Blacksmithing: Getting Started

This article builds on a number of other articles I have written about blacksmiths and blacksmithing over the past couple of years. In this article you will learn about and see (detailed video belwo) exactly how blacksmiths perform all the basic techniques that are used to work metal and you will also learn about all of the various tools blacksmiths…

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25 of the World’s Most Famous Blacksmiths

Blacksmithing is an ancient craft that is making a resurgence in the United States and the developed world. People are studying the craft of blacksmithing like never before and the need for information, instruction, tools and facilities are at all time highs. I love everything about this trend because it takes us back to our roots when men and women…

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The 5 Best Books for Learning to Blacksmith

Good books can shave years off of the learning curve for a blacksmith. This is a list of five (5) books that will do just that for you as they have for me. Blacksmithing is a craft someone may practice for their entire life and still not know it all. Luckily there are some really amazing books out there that…

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Anvil Height – How to get it right

Blacksmithing, as you probably already know, is something that fascinates me. There are endless topics of discussion that surround the craft of working iron and one of those is how to properly set-up equipment to work iron with ease. The height of your anvil is important for a number of reasons, but there are two main reasons having the proper…

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Blacksmithing: Essential Tools, Techniques & Methods

In The Beginning – Literally Genesis 4:22 – And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. The modern blacksmith finds roots in ancient history as the Bronze Age collapsed, giving way to new technology that emerges to form what we now call The Iron Age. The…

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