Blacksmithing books

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  1. Appomattoxoutdoorsman

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    So i wanted to buy some blacksmithing books one was The complete modern blacksmith and the other was The wonder of knifemaking 2nd edition and I was wondering if some of you have read it and if so was it good,helpful,understandable etc.
     
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    I have read the wonder of knife making second edition and it is on my have to buy list, full of information and easy to understand. I have not read the other book.

    I would check your local library system and see if they have either of them and then read them before you buy them
     
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    We will hopefully have the Downloads Ebook archive back up soon, and it has a number of works on blacksmithing, many now out of print.
    Keep your eyes peeled , when it gets ready we will make an announcement.
     
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    I know nothing of the books you have mentioned. However when I started a long time ago the best Blacksmith books on the market were "Practical Blacksmithing" by MT Richardson in 4 volumes. I purchased a copy back then and still have them. If you go to Google Books they have the set as a PDF download for free. I still like mine and they are very complete as far as blacksmith information is concerned. If there is a better book out there I wish someone would tell me, but I doubt there really is. If memory serves the first volume was done in 1887 and they were completed in 1892. I could be a year or so off either way.
     
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    Thank yall for the help
     
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    I have a few books that have worked good for me.

    "Black smithing basics for the homestead" -joe delaronde

    "Basic metallurgy" -Donald V. Brown
     
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    I found "The Backyard Blacksmith" by Lorelei Sims in Ollie's Surplus Outlet for $7.95. Tractor Supply had it for $24.99
     

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