This set contains two truly excellent books: The Art of Traditional Blacksmithing: A Norwegian Perspective by Hårvard Bergland (Hardcover), plus, Swedish Blacksmithing by Karl-Gunnar Norén & Lars Enander (softcover).
THE ART OF TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITHING; A NORWEGIAN PERSPECTIVE is a masterpiece that joins tradition with wisdom and creativity. It presents Håvard Bergland’s overview of the blacksmithing trade as a whole.
Bergland systematically documents the blacksmithing trade by gathering and presenting skills, techniques and ideas that he has tried out in the forge himself.
The book is largely self-explanatory and offers advice, ideas and inspiration to anyone who wants to be involved in blacksmithing.
It is thorughly illustrated with more than 400 color photos and nearly 700 drawings.
Hardcover; Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"; Pages: 394; Illustrations & Photos: over 1,000.
SWEDISH BLACKSMITHING is the translation of a bestselling Swedish book about basic blacksmithing, which has been available in
The book doesn’t hedge when it comes to the problems that must be solved in the forge: tools, the use of the hearth and anvil, the characteristics of different kinds of iron and steel, the temperature, hardening. It gives directions for all the conceivable situations.
Some say that the book is also entertaining and most maintain that Swedish Blacksmithing is the best objective description of how to forge.
Softcover, 8" x 8", 200 pages, 410 drawings/photos.
The two books together offer 594 pages of excellent, clear instruction!