|New Edge of the Anvil
SkipJack Press, Inc.
Ocean Pines, MD
Review by Nol Putnam
The Plains, Virginia, USA
May 20, 1999
The is THE one book you need to get started as a blacksmith.
The New Edge of the Anvil is a revised and expanded edition of Andrews' earlier and most successful book. I urge all my students to buy, read, use and then reread this book. Clear words, excellent pictures, good explanations, tables, charts...all you need to encourage you to pick up a hammer and start hammering. The new sections include wonderful pictures of historical ironwork (go practice making some of these!) and then the directions that six contemporary smiths are taking.
I confess that I am one of these smiths, and that I have known the author for years. Because this is such a good resource, it is wonderful to be able to recommend it heartily without our friendship compromised. Buy it!