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The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way to Perfection
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Learn how to make the blade of your dreams

Anyone who has ever searched for good custom blades knows that they are hard to find. Stop wasting your time and make your own. This book will show you how to take a bar of steel and forge into a blade. Softcover edition.

This guide to smithing world-class blades is for the novice and experienced bladesmith alike. With this book you'll be able to build your own forge, equip your workshop, choose your materials, and get to work. You will heat steel, bending, twisting, folding, cutting, and stretching it. Finally, you will put the perfect grind on your new blade; fit the wood of your choice to the grip; and slip your blade into a handmade sheath.

The book covers the following topics and more:

  • The Workshop and Tools of the Trade
  • Steels to Use
  • Forging Blades
  • Rough and Final Grinding
  • Heat-treating
  • Grip Fittings and Grip Making
  • Polish and Finish
  • Sharpening
  • Scrimshaw
  • Sword Making
  • Damascus Steel
  • Whether you want a survival blade, commando dagger, broadsword, tanto, or just a trustworthy utility blade, it's all here. Written by Jim Hrisoulas. Softcover. 179 pages.

    Thanks John, I am so glad to be working with people who know their products and how to use them. You have a very informative and well laid out website and I learned a lot. It was a rainy Sunday and I watched every video and read through each article. The information you provided was very helpful in teaching technique and helping me decide what to buy. Also your products are so well thought out, that no matter what stone you prefer (oil, water or diamond), there is a nice package available for a beginner. All of the products you put together each had their own advantages and believe me, each one spent some time in the shopping cart until I made my final decision.
    Randy Q, New York, NY

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