895Re: [medievalsawdust] Re: Books on Period Tools was [SCA-AS] Artist-Blacksmith association
- Aug 28, 2003Scott Lane wrote:
> If anyone is interested in hinges or hardware forGenerous offer. I'll keep it in mind. Gave up
> this chest (or any other), feel free to contact me at:
my forges 9 years ago when I disabled. Can't
hammer much now. Crippling.
Where I once made many things I share sources
and techniques now. Odd end for a craftsman to have.
Still, it can be useful. Some 700 pound objects I
once made (like huge desks) are now the odd bit
of jewelry or bonework, etc. when I can stand it.
> I'm finally recovering from Pennsic and will be smithing againI probably should also have added this one:
> this weekend. Have gotten a few requests already and
> would be happy to do more.
> In Service,
> Lord Aodhfin Seibert
>>For period tools the Mastermyr Find - A Viking Age Toolchest
>>from Gotland by Greta Awidsson can't be beat.
Kolchin, B. A.: Metallurgy And Metalworking In Ancient
Russia; Jerusalem, Israel Program For Scientific Translations,
1967. Text in English; Translated from Russian. 10 x 7-1/4 ";
vi + 112 pages. Reprint edition. Binding is Hardcover.
Where Kolchin says Ancient, read late dark age to late Rus.
Say 700-1300 approximately. Has:
Ancient Metallurgy - Furnaces in ancient Russia; Ores;
Fuel; Production of iron; Production of steel.
Technology of Forging Operations - Forging Equipment;
Forging Tools; Fitters Tools; Production Techniques.
Design and Production of Forged Articles - Knives, Farming
Implements; Wood-working Tools; Weapons; Locks and Scales.
Blacksmiths - Specialization among urban blacksmiths;
Apprentices and mates
Conclusion; Bibliography; Classical Works on Socialism;
List of Abbreviations; Notes.
Says it was available from the U.S. Department of Commerce
Clearinghouse for Federal and Technical Information,
Springfield VA 22151. May still be. I looked for an original
for several years after seeing a copy a late friend had.
Shows furnaces, anvils, tongs, hardies, nail making tools,
files, ploughing tools, woodworking tools, axeheads,
mortising chisels and adzes, hand saws, inshaves,
spiral (auger) drills and spoon bits, hooked turning tools,
jeweller's tools, many arrowheads, viking style swords,
spearheads, 3 battle axes, a mail hauberk, chainmail
diagram, knives (also in cross-sectional views), scythes,
fish-hooks, a couple lures, gigs and harpoons, a mortise lock,
and many types of padlocks in cross-sectional views, a
steelyard balance for weighing.
Mostly Kolchin is included in the huge Russian Archaeology
series as regards the Novgorod excavations primarily.
I have those four books in the Russian but you can get
most of the good stuff in the English synopsis
Great Novgorod by Thompson. It has many illustrations
and is relatively cheap by comparison.
There is a current rage on Roman Military gear and all
the appurtenances and tools necessary for its production.
Oxbowbooks has many metalsmithing books, like by Craddock
if you want some older ones very cheaply, or the more
modern ones under Roman. I have a few, including those
from Vindolanda.com .