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The Pattern Welded Blade

Publisher: Redd Ink Press
ISBN: 9780998708157
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Pattern-welded blades are among the most beautiful and durable creations ever to emerge from the bladesmith's forge. Now, Jim Hrisoulas, reveals the secrets of this ancient craft, from the welding of the starting billet to the final assembly of the completed blade.

Damascus Steel

Author: Gunther Lbach
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764342943
Size: 47.86 MB
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Damascus steel: centuries-old, hot-forged steel that is legendary for making sharp, strong blades that struck fear in many a mans heart. Artisans, blacksmiths, and hobbyists the world over have initiated a renaissance of this fascinating, decorative material, which is the focus of this comprehensive book. Unravel the history and mysteries surrounding various types of Damascus steel before delving into the theory and mechanics of forging your own complex Damascus steel creations. Use the detailed, computer-generated illustrations and hundreds of photos to learn how to forge-weld your Damascus steel billets, properly execute torsion technique, and see the endless potential for forging patterns in Damascus steel. Complete with material and equipment requirements, safety precautions, practical tips, temperature charts, and examples of finished works, this book offers inspiration and the fundamentals of working in this ancient medium. Ideal for amateur blacksmiths and experienced metalworkers. Includes a bonus poster, "Practical Tips for the Blacksmith."

The Complete Bladesmith

Publisher: Redd Ink Press
ISBN: 9780998708164
Size: 46.92 MB
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This guide to smithing world-class blades is for the novice and experienced bladesmith alike. With this book you will be able to build your own forge, equip your workshop, choose your materials from the exotic to the mundane, and get to work.

The Master Bladesmith

Publisher: Redd Ink Press
ISBN: 9780998708140
Size: 72.80 MB
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This advanced study of steel reveals forging secrets that for centuries have been protected by guilds. Never-before-seen instructions, diagrams and photos explain the tricks behind using Japanese mokume gane, differential heat treating, power hammers, and other techniques to make kukris, wavy blades, spears and swords that bear the master's mark.

Stage Combat Resource Materials

Author: J. Michael Kirkland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313307102
Size: 13.22 MB
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This volume is designed to educate the reader about the evolution of stage combat.


Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393330106
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A best-selling translation of the classic epic is complemented by lavish photographs and illustrations of period relics, from Viking warships and chain mail suits to spearheads and a reconstruction of the Great Hall. Original. 30,000 first printing.