Monday, June 06, 2011

Early Blacksmith

Stuttgarter Psalter - Cod. bibl. fol. 23

Saint-Germain-des-Prés 0801
France : 820-830 AD

This image dug up by Jeroen Zuiderwijk who posted it to the Don Fog Bladesmith Forum.
For the full image off the manuscript page - go HERE
For various versions of the Stuttgarter Psalter - go HERE

Now, what I see here is:
- ground position fire
- use of bellows shield stone
- bellows (may?) be a simple 'bag' type
a top set plate with opening, sealed by the palm on the down stroke (??)
- smith working standing with waist height anvil
- anvil is simple T stake shape (proportions ??)

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