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  1. First, I'd like to mention that I've not read this english translation, only the original Norwegian edition. if "The Complete Bladesmith" by James Hrisoulas is mandatory for you english speaking lot, then this book by Håvard Bergland is ours. I'm told it's on the reading list of our smithing school at Hjerleid. The book covers most aspects of smithing. It begins with basics on firemanagement and tools, then goes through some tutorials of increasing difficulty. There are chapters on knives, axes and other woodworking tools. There's power hammer theory and tutorials, restoration work, hinges and fittings, locksmithing, wheelwright, and artist smithing. All richly illustrated with pictures and very good drawings over almost 400 pages (in the Norwegian edition). This book, along with the two swedish books by Norèn and Enander, is the sort of book that I can be found perusing through with a glass of wine, even though I've read them thoroughly several times. The only negative thing I have to say is that Håvard Bergland is a firm believer in edge packing. Please chime in if you've read the english translation.