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This is an archive of the site created by Fred Holder

Blacksmith's Gazette was started in July 1980 as a tabloid newspaper to provide information on blacksmithing to beginning and intermediate blacksmiths.  In January 2005 it was changed to an electronic edition.  Blacksmith's Gazette was discontinued with the December 2006 issue. We  have CD-ROM's available for the years 1999 through 2006, which provide a portable document format (*.pdf) of each issue.

For information on Project Swage Block and Cone Mandrel.  Select Here.  Please update your bookmarks

To Learn More, take a look at the other pages at our Site!!!

redball To order a CD-ROM containing issues of Blacksmith's Gazette:    Select Here
redball To see the Contents of issues from January 1999 through December 2006 View PDF
redball For a sample issue of Blacksmith's Gazette.  View PDF  
redball Where to Buy Blacksmithing Books.  View PDF 
redball For our Question and Answer Page.  Select here.  (Revised November 24, 2002)
redball NINE sample articles about blacksmithing.  Select here.  (Revised July 14, 1997)
redball For information on the formation of a Blacksmithing Newsgroup,    Select here.
redball For information on Project Anvil.  Select here.  (Revised March 27, 1997)
redball For information on Project Swage Block and Cone Mandrel.  Select Here.  (Created November 19, 1998)
redball TEN sample Book Reviews.  Select here.  (Revised July 20, 1998)
redball For a list of blacksmithing suppliers.  Select here.  (Revised September 24, 2000)
redball For a list of blacksmithing Coal suppliers.  Select here.  (Revised December 9, 2003)
redball For a list of blacksmithing Schools.  Select here.  (Revised March 3, 2004)
redball For blacksmithing Tips.  Select here.  (Updated November 21, 1997)
redball For Links to other Blacksmithing sites and to help Negotiate the Net  Select here.
(Updated September 17, 2008)

Last Revised: October 6, 2007. Archived September 17, 2008

The Gazette predated the popular Internet growing out of Fred Holder's buckskinning magazine Black Powder Times.   When Fred launched this site it was when a 640x480 monochrome monitor was considered "high resolution", Mosaic was the only browser and people were still using DOS and Windows 2.2!   It came before The Blacksmiths Junkyard and before!   There were few HTML editing tools and they were very expensive OR you could use an ASCII editor.   Fred was not much with computers but he knew he needed to be on the Internet.   Most of these pages were created using Notepad or a word processor by someone who cared more about the subject and the writing than the technicalities of the computer.   Fred is still that way.  

We have cleaned up Fred's HTML and edited some of the links.   These are the pages Fred produced almost before there was an Internet.   Enjoy them!