The list author says: "Nothing replaces a skilled artisan as teacher, but these books come close. Each book picks a range of techniques, and explains it so clearly and completely that you'll feel ready to pick up the tools and try it.
By no means do these books form a complete library - lots of techniques aren't covered in any of these, including many things a bare beginner would need to know. But, if you're an advancing crafter with an interest in any of these variations, these books are the best."
"Almost a course in itself. The clear, profuse photos lead the developing silversmith through every step. The only things this book doesn't teach are things you need to learn in your hands. (BTW, you can use these techniques unchanged with copper or brass, and make your mistakes at a much lower cost.)"
"The book to have for Viking Knitting. Although limited in scope (it doesn't cover other kinds of knit chain), it covers its chosen topic thoroughly and clearly. Perhaps best of all, it doesn't assume a fully equipped studio - just a few, inexpensive hand tools will get you results as good as anyone's."