A Blacksmithing Primer – A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

(10 customer reviews)



A Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing is highly recommended to anyone swinging a hammer to shape hot metal. The smith has probably done more to change the world than any other craft. The blacksmith contributed to the settling of this New World by making and repairing weapons tools hardware and all forms of devices for transportation. Eventually this led to assisting in our independence from other countries. This is a long term reference manual and fine blacksmithing companion.

Virtually every task beginning and intermediate blacksmiths must master is presented in this excellent book. More than 400 detailed drawings help increase comprehension levels.

A Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

This book,  has been dubbed the blacksmiths bible and I would certainly agree as I use it often when teaching new students and certainly recommend it to folks entering the craft almost daily! So what a treat now to offer it to all my customers with the help from Hobar Publications!

I believe it is the only, very easy straight forward guide that truly shows the value of the hammer strike. It also gives you all the information you ever wanted to properly set up your own “smithy” from the layout of essential equipment, where it should be located and even how to construct your own forge.

Not to be cliché but a “must have”!!! (even if you want to use it to make your viewing of the hit show “Forged in Fire” richer since much is behind the scenes)

This is not a required but recommended read for any of the classes we teach. You won’t find a better resource for the beginning and intermediate blacksmith. There are more than 20 projects that provide opportunities to put these skills to use and much much more.

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174 Pages Long, Illustrated

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10 reviews for A Blacksmithing Primer – A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

  1. Joe W.

    Blacksmithing primer
    Thought it was good. Lot of good information

  2. James C.

    Great clear book
    Clear pictures, easy to understand for the beginner.

  3. Robert M.

    Very good
    Very good

  4. John M.

    Excellent experience
    Excellent experience

  5. Charles C.

    Outstanding …just what I was
    Outstanding …just what I was looking for

  6. Amber A.

    Great book
    Got this book as a gift for my husband who is leaning blacksmithing. I checked it out myself. It has a lot of useful information and illustrations. Thanks!

  7. Jerry R.

    Blacksmithing Primer
    As the title suggests, this is a basic and intermediate primer on blacksmithing. As a fledgling knife-maker, I found the material informative and helpful. I highly recommend this book.

  8. Brent M.

    great course! would highly recommend
    great course! would highly recommend it for anyone interested in knife making

  9. Tim S.

    Awesome book just about finished
    Awesome book just about finished with it.

  10. Ronald J.


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