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Scandinavian Blacksmithing Set: Norwegian Blacksmithing & Swedish Blacksmithing by Bergland and Norén (2 Book Set)

Original price was: $107.00.Current price is: $96.30.

2 Book set, 594 pages of excellent, clear instruction!

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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 Sweden, Denmark and Germany since 1998 and has become the standard book on the subject. It was born out of the need for an easily accessible, but still professionally structured, description of how to hand forge and is written in the form of a dialogue between a master blacksmith and his apprentice. By combining the dialogue with nearly 400 drawings of the process steps and techniques required in blacksmithing, we’ve created a unique learning tool. It’s practically impossible to misunderstand how the projects included in the book are to be performed. And at the same time, you’ll experience the joy of being able to forge on your own!

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!



Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Year published

2011 and 2009


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