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
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 2 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 3 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 6 months ago by marvelousmarv
Very good source of information for the new or experienced blacksmith.Published 7 months ago by Viper
Good info in the text, not much in the way of drawings nor pictures except for the finished projects section, the resource sections is very helpful, not sure it is worth the price.Published 10 months ago by Irvin Smith
This book has all you need to get started as a blacksmith. The description are well thought out and easy to follow. The drawings enhance the readers learning. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Beth Schuff