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
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 3 months ago by marvelousmarv
Very good source of information for the new or experienced blacksmith.Published 4 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 6 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 7 months ago by Beth Schuff
Was bought as a Christmas gift for my brother-in-law. He acted like he loved, hope he did. But this is the kind of stuff he is into, not necessarily me so I think it was helpful.Published 7 months ago by Alicia Roberts
While this has some good info on the business of artistic blacksmithing, it's not a technical book by any stretch of the imagination. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Keith C. McCormic