The blast of the forge and the ring of the anvil, Forged: Making A Knife With Traditional Blacksmith Skills takes readers to the roots of the craft. If you’re looking to form, heat treat, shape and sharpen your very own blade with minimal or no electric grinding, this is the book for you.
Authored by Paul White, a blacksmith with nearly a half-century of experience, Forged goes through each step in painstaking detail, leaving the reader with a solid handle on how to create a knife from the sweat of his or her brow. Additionally, White delves into the traditional fit and finish techniques, using nothing but hand tools. This resource is perfect if you look shun all modern conveniences in creating a knife or if you run a fully modern shop but want a better appreciation of the craft.