Are you planning on starting blacksmithing and don’t know where to begin? Are you a more advanced smith looking for ideas, inspiration or wanting to learn new blacksmithing skills? If you are searching for the best blacksmithing books or blacksmithing videos available, you have come to the right place! Looking to learn to blacksmith? Artisan Ideas has the book for you! Already an experienced smith? Want to add some new blacksmithing skills to your skill set? We’ve got you covered! Whether it’s blacksmithing for beginners or pros, we have  interesting books and DVDs for you.

Explore our famous Artisan Ideas online bookstore. It features a large selection of books and DVDs. Subjects include anvils, anvil tools, forges, forge welding, chasing, damascus steel, and much more. Artisan Ideas also has many books and DVDs with interesting – and fun – blacksmithing projects, at all levels.

Just starting blacksmithing? Learn to blacksmith with Randy McDaniel’s great blacksmithing for beginners book –  A Blacksmithing Primer. Then practice important blacksmithing skills you will learn from Mark Aspery’s books on leafwork and traditional joinery. Francis Whitaker, Max Metzger and other great artist blacksmith masters will also teach you the secrets of their craft through their classic books.

Are you interested in forging animals or perhaps a human hand or head? Or maybe perfecting metal-moving techniques, or mastering chasing and repousse? Artisan Ideas has what you need. Our collection is for blacksmiths of all skill levels. There’s something valuable here for everyone.