Cover : Masters of Itialian Wrought Iron - I Maestri Italiani Del Ferro Battuto Giuseppe Ciscato

The Italian Masters of Wrought Iron
I Maestri Italiani Del Ferro Battuto

Preface by Simon Benetton, Introduction by Titto Perlotto

500 Pages, 1,100 images, 9-1/2 x 13 inches, Over 8 pounds
Includes English language supplement with preface and introduction.

Samples from Pages 429 - 431

Reproduction Lock

Original Lock Original Lock Reproduction Lock Reproduction Lock
Locksmithing detail 1 blank on Italian anvil Locksmithing detail 2 forging step 1 Locksmithing detail 3 forging step 2
Making of part "b". Note the classic Italian anvil similar to those made by Nibma Forge in the U.S.
Locksmithing detail 4 forging step 3 Blocking out the masses and forming offsets.
Locksmithing detail 5 Comparing the development of the forging to a finished piece.
Locksmithing detail 6 The development of the forging. Splitting and fullering.

The art of making complex parts is understanding the logic of the steps necessary to develope the shape.

Locksmithing detail 7 The completed part.

A short series of photos also shows the die used to make the part "a" the lock end cap.

ABANA masterpiece lock
iForge series 'Locks and Keys'.

RETURN TO REVIEW of The Italian Masters of Wrought Iron
ALINEA editrice
Firenze, Italy

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