Nicasio, CA: Hawk Hill Press, 1997. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. SIGNED by the authors. 4to. 303 pp. 336pp. Over 900 color photographs. Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 2 pp for notes at rear. Black cloth with red lettering in color printed dustjacket. A fine copy, as new. Item #18135
This title presents 123 contemporary bit and spur makers with photographs of their work. These modern makers have made many innovations in both techniques and motifs in their craft. They are not simply copying the old styles. They are slso creting new designs appropriate for the 21st century. Included are explanations of casting, forging, gilding, enameling, chasing and engravings as well as descriptions of Damascus steel, flowed silver inlays, repousse and filigree techniques and several others. - dustjacket flap.