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The Complete Bladesmith : Forging Your Way to Perfection - Jim Hrisoulas

The Complete Bladesmith

Forging Your Way to Perfection

Paperback Published: 20th December 2017
ISBN: 9780998708164
Number Of Pages: 190

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Anyone who has ever searched for good custom blades knows that they are hard to find. Stop wasting time looking for that perfect blade and The Complete Bladesmith will show you how to take a bar of steel and forge it into the blade of your dreams. 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.

You’ll jump at the chance to heat the steel, bending, twisting, folding, cutting, and stretching it. Finally, you’ll put the perfect grind on the new blade; fit the softest, hardest, or the most exotic wood to the grip; and slip your blade into your handmade sheath.

Whether you want a survival blade, commando dagger, broadsword, tanto, or just a trustworthy utility knife, it’s all here. Enter the custom-blade world with an edge!make your own!

Foreword - vii
1. The Workshop and Tools of the Trade - 1
2. Steels to Use - 19
3. Fire and Forge - 27
4. Forging Blades - 37
5. Rough Grinding - 49
6. Heat-Treating - 55
7. Final Grinding - 59
8. Fittings - 63
9. Grip Materials - 71
10. Grip Making - 79
11. Polish and Finish - 91
12. Sharpening - 93
13. Leatherwork - 97
14. Scrimshaw - 111
15. Sword Making - 117
16. Damascus Steel - 125
17. Heat-Treating Damascus Steel - 133
18. Damascus Patterns - 135
19. Cable Blades - 149
20. The Japanese Blades - 155
21. Japanese Heat-Treating and Polishing - 163
Appendix A: Compounds - 169
Appendix B: Weights and Measures - 175
Bibliography - 179

ISBN: 9780998708164
ISBN-10: 099870816X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 20th December 2017
Publisher: Redd Ink Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.45