The Pattern-Welded Blade: Artistry in Iron (Paperback)
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Pattern-welded blades are among the most beautiful and durable creations ever to emerge from the bladesmith's forge. Now, Jim Hrisoulas, author of the hugely successful The Complete Bladesmith and The Master Bladesmith, reveals the secrets of this ancient craft, from the welding of the starting billet to the final assembly of the completed blade. Hrisoulas shares his years of experience forging basic, precise patterns and the more stunning complex designs so that any bladesmith with the desire to learn this demanding yet immensely satisfying skill can produce blades that are both intriguing works of art worthy of any collection and sturdy workpieces fit for any task.