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#1 PhoenixForger



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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:38 PM

I've finished up a couple of knives, and tomahawks so far. I want to further my education on forging blades. If you would be so kind, could you tell me some of the most useful books you have read on the subject.
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#2 Thomas Dean

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

Check out the "Book Review" section. Several pages of reviews, well sorta reviews, of some excellent books.
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#3 David Einhorn

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:07 PM

I very much like the books by Jim Hrisoulas such as:

The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way To Perfection [Hardcover] by Jim Hrisoulas (Author)

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 03:05 AM

I must say I'm also a fan of Jim Hrisoulas, 2 more of his books well worth the read

The Master Bladesmith - Advanced Studies In Steel
The Pattern Welded Blade - Artistry In Iron

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#5 Justin Carnecchia

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:21 PM

Check your local library. I live in a very small town and was suprised to find five or six books and one dvd on knife making.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:34 PM

And living in the United States your local public library is probably part of ILL (Inter Library Loan) where you can check out books from a wide range of other libraries---our small town rural library has over 90 other libraries we can access including several university libraries and I can easily check out books I had a 4 year standing order for on Amazon with no hits!

It's a great way to pretest books before deciding to buy your own copy!

Last time I used it I had to pay $1 per book and got to keep them for 3 weeks.

You are paying for your local public library---USE IT!
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