These are some of our favorite sites, sites we've traded links with or sites we consider important.
Many other links are distributed throughout this site within topics in true Hyper text fashion.
EMILE'S BLACKSMITHING LINKS
Nothing BUT links to blacksmithing and foundry sites and sources.
This page was formerly on Tripod but is now hosted on anvilfire.
Artists Blacksmiths Association of North America. A non-profit organization.
The starting place of the American blacksmithing movement.
Chapter central directory and hosting site. Locate the chapter nearest you.
Host site of over 40 NEW chapter web sites.
Alabama Forge Council
An ABANA chapter.
AFC publishes Bituminous Bits and has a number of interesting how-to articles including modifications to the Ron-Kinyon air-hammer controls.
See their page for info about the Tannehill Conference in September.
Arador Armour Library
A great site to learn how to make armor,
with a discussion board if you need a question answered.
The Armour Archive
Info on Medieval armour on the internet. Focus on the Medieval and Dark Ages Eras
Very artistic site, encompassing many disciplines.
Hosts a moderated Thursday night chat on various subjects.
The unique sculpture, artwork and humor of Peter Fels and Phoebe palmer. A DMOZ "cool" site.
ASM - American Society for Metals International:
Researches and publishes engineering references about metals, their manufacture, fabrication and testing. Has on-line bookstore. Most other services require membership.
If you are going to purchase more than one of their references the membership discount generally will offset the membership.
Membership open to all at a resonable cost. Has local chapters.
Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild, Richmond area ABANA chapter.
Damascene steels in billets, bars, sheets, or strips with decorative patterns.
DIXIE GUN WORKS
Their site is not nearly as informative as their catalog.
They sell, guns, kits and tools.
Many of the tools are useful in other fields.
Catalog is more than worth the price as a reference.
Endangered Species Art
Donald & Peggy Pimpler. Its more art than blacksmithing but these folks produce some interesting work!
Fly and screw press information, dealers, sizing and safety.
The ROCKRIDGE BLOOMERY
How wrought iron is made by the bloomery process.
This is a non-commercial R&D project exploring the unknowns about a process that was used for several millinia.
Great information for the historian or metalurgist.