Published in 1941, this is the literary legacy of Julius Schramm and offers a strong encouragement for renewal here in the United States just as he did during his day in Germany. Schramm’s My Life as Artist-Blacksmith provides us with the philosophy of his craft, sharing the integrity and enthusiasm that he had for his work at the forge. For two years Francis Whitaker was an apprentice in Schramm’s shop and was later responsible for having this fascinating story translated. Whitaker proudly carried on this tradition of blacksmithing and provided the final words on the contributions made by Julius Schramm: We all took great pains to satisfy the master and in return had our own satisfaction in doing a fine job. A year with Yellin, two years with Schramm, set the pattern for the rest of my life…The pursuit of perfection.