This book is about the marketing and production skills of blacksmith Daniel Boone VII and his wife, Judy, of Louisa, VA. It shows, in finest full color photographic detail, the product line that has made Daniel Boone a successful and much admired blacksmith.
Explanatory tips are provided where appropriate.
It permits the interested observer to study technique, style, color, form and size to better understand the essential elements of these products and how they maintain their integrity of style and function.
The book includes a brief bio, pictures of Dan’s shop and tools and a discussion on how they approach the business of selling ironwork.
This is followed by 6 chapters featuring the different types of ironwork he makes and sells. Along with the pictures there are brief sidebars which speak to various technical aspects involved in making the piece.
It shows how they have identified a niche clientèle and then produced the ironwork appropriate for that class of customers.
Thanks to the generosity of Dan and Judy this book should prove of immense value to any individual who would like to pursue a career as a full time professional blacksmith.