The Complete Bladesmith

Forging Your Way To Perfection

by Jim Hrisoulas

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190 pages, 8.5" x 11"
photos, illust.

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Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that'll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, select your materials, fashion grips and hilts, grind edges and much more!
Jim Hrisoulas is a master bladesmith specializing in medieval broadswords and daggers and Damascus pattern welding. He has almost 30 years of experience at the forge. You can learn more about Jim and his work by visiting his web site.
1) The Workshop and Tools of the Trade
2) Steels to Use
3) Fire and Forge
4) Forging Blades
5) Rough Grinding
6) Heat-Treating
7) Final Grinding
8) Fittings
9) Grip Materials
10) Grip Making
11) Polish and Finish
12) Sharpening
13) Leatherwork
14) Scrimshaw
15) Sword Making
16) Damascus Steel
17) Heat-Treating Damascus Steel
18) Damascus Patterns
19) Cable Blades
20) The Japanese Blades
21) Japanese Heat-Treating and Polishing
22) Compounds
23) Weights and Measures