The is THE one book you need to get started as a blacksmith.
The New Edge of the Anvil is a revised and expanded edition of Andrews' earlier and most successful book. I urge all my students to buy, read, use and then reread this book. Clear words, excellent pictures, good explanations, tables, charts...all you need to encourage you to pick up a hammer and start hammering. The new sections include wonderful pictures of historical ironwork (go practice making some of these!) and then the directions that six contemporary smiths are taking.
I confess that I am one of these smiths, and that I have known the author for years. Because this is such a good resource, it is wonderful to be able to recommend it heartily without our friendship compromised. Buy it! -- Nol Putnam from The Plains, Virginia, USA, May 20, 1999
Great reference book. Also helpful if you are interested in making your own knives. Has a lot of helpful information if you are getting into blacksmithing.Published 26 days ago by B. Honeycutt
I love this book! It is so helpful to me! I am just starting out in this world of Blacksmithing and this book gives you very helpful ideas, not to mention it feels like the author... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tiger
very good book, replacement for my well worn, missing volume.Published 3 months ago by C. A. Verman
Fantastic book with so much great information. A joy to read for those interested in blacksmithing. A must have in a smithy's library!Published 5 months ago by MTR
Very clear, concise and project-oriented. I've only been through the first part so far but there are many many illustrated examples. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joshua Nielsen
I love buckskinning and attending rendezvous. I have used this book in learning the blacksmithing trade. Have made numerous items for my camp set-up.Published 9 months ago by marvelousmarv
Very good source of information for the new or experienced blacksmith.Published 11 months ago by Viper