Links & References

ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS:

Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America

New England Blacksmiths

New England School of Metalwork – Blacksmithing Classes

Article on Blacksmithing as a Career

 

 

 

TUTORIALS & VIDEOS:

The Dirty Smith – Blacksmithing Tutorials and Clothing

BBC’s Mastercrafts – Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing for Beginners

 

HISTORICAL RESOURCES:

Blacksmithing History 1

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) – Shire of Mountain Freehold

Medieval Blacksmiths

Why Anvils are Shaped as They Are & Why Blacksmiths Often Tap the Anvil

Viking Ironworking

Iron Production in Viking Age & Early Medieval Iceland

Viking Blacksmith’s tools

Farms & Villages in the Viking Age

Viking Age Ironworking Evidence in Literature – Research Paper

 

Free blacksmithing books/instructional PDFs.

http://www.beautifuliron.com/links_bks_smith_beginner.htm

http://blacksmithing.org/resources/howto/

http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-books

Sword museum, images and descriptions of authentic swords throughout history

http://sword-site.com/board/41/viking-swords

A great message board to ask blacksmithing questions

http://www.iforgeiron.com/

An article about the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland, where I started learning about blacksmithing

http://carrollmagazine.com/blacksmith-creations/

 

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