Master Bladesmith: Advanced Studies in Steel

Paperback
* The Master Bladesmith is the perfect addition for those who wish to continue learning the art of the bladesmith after enjoying Hrisoulas' previous work The Complete Bladesmith This advanced study of steel reveals forging secrets that for centuries have been protected by guilds. Never-before-seen instructions, diagrams and photos explain the tricks behind using Japanese mokume gane, differential heat treating, power hammers, and other techniques to make kukris, wavy blades, spears and swords that bear the master's mark. Hrisoulas reveals numerous techniques and materials once only available to the chosen few who were within the inner circles of this specialist craft. Today the free exchange of information enriches the attempts of the contemporary bladesmith and the knowledge and secrets contained in this book will be of great help to the student of the custom blade. About the Author Jim Hrisoulas is a master bladesmith specializing in medieval broadswords and daggers and Damascus pattern welding. He has almost 30 years of experience at the forge. Learn more about Jim's work at his web site.