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Much Hadham Forge

Blacksmithing information

ABANA Controlled Hand Forging syllabus (link)

The Blacksmith’s Craft (12Mb download)

Blacksmith’s Manual Illustrated (3MB download)

Download other blacksmithing manuals from HCT (link)

Woodworks Library – also contains metalworking manuals (link)

Iron and steel related industrial heritage sites in Northern Europe (link)

The Value of Science in the Smithy and Forge (link to ebook)

Friends of the forge

Much Hadham Forge Museum (link)

Much Hadham Forge Museum – Facebook page (link)

Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust (link)

Brigitte Webster’s 17th Century Experience (link) – a very special B&B with a difference! And her Facebook page

Hereford College of Technology Design and Forgework Skills course

Iron Rose for Norway

The Tree Project

Blacksmithing lore and legend

Who made the first pair of tongs? Although it is possible to make tongs without tongs, of course! Come on an Experience Day and I might show you how!

King Solomon and the Blacksmith

Saint Dunstan (patron saint of blacksmiths) grabs the devil by the nose

Why do blacksmiths tap their anvil while they are working? Some tell this story about St Dunstan.