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Werk und Werkzeug des Kunstschmieds: The Smithy's Craft & Tools (German Edition) (German) Hardcover – January 1, 1981

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Wasmuth; 1st edition (1981)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3803050405
  • ISBN-13: 978-3803050403
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: German, English, French

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Werk und Werkzeug des Kunstschmieds (Tools and work methods of the Art-Smith) by Otto Schmirler, printed in Austria by Ernst Wasmuth Tübingen from 1981. This is a how-to style book for ornamental ironworkers. By far the most sought after book for the artist-blacksmith (ornamental ironworker) today. It is printed with 3 languages altogether, German-English-French. It is one of the most wonderfully illustrated books loaded with hundreds of pictures and wonderful water color drawings on blacksmithing and blacksmiths tools. Schmirler uses these illustrations to produce fantastically clear images of many specialized and rarely seen tools and how to use them. Also shown is a large variety of work used in wrought iron gates, railings, hardware, lanterns, grills, and other items. This book contains a vast amount of ideas and methods that blacksmiths of any skill level from will find useful. This book is printed in Europe and now out of print - very hard to find. This is considered by artist blacksmith's every where to be one of the best examples of the art. Otto Schmirler wrote "...I decided upon watercolor or black-and-white illustrations that are especially easy to understand and remember, in order to avoid long written explanations." He does this so easily - each pages has up to 12 illustrations making some of the most complicated processes look easy.
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