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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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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