About

Hoffmann Publications, Inc. is the publisher of the Blacksmith’s Journal (ISSN 1051 6220). The business was reorganized in 2015 and can be referenced under the name J Hoffmann Design, continuing to retain copyright of all intellectual and electronic material relating to the Blacksmith’s Journal publication.

The Publication
The Blacksmith’s Journal, created by Jerry Hoffmann, was originally published from August 1990 to April 2010 beginning with issue #0 through issue #231.  Subscriptions are no longer available, however back issues in digital and hard copy format are available on this website.

Instructional Videos
Blacksmith’s Journal instructional technique videos were filmed without live demonstration distractions, featuring blacksmith Jerry Hoffmann.  They are available on CD and as a digital product to download.

Books
New books like “Forged Iron Variations” and “Technical Data for Blacksmiths” by Jerry Hoffmann are being published and now available here in the online store.

Other Products
The Smithin’ Magician III and portable forge kits were originally produced under the name Blacksmith’s Journal. The Smithin’ Magician is now owned and sold by Blacksmith Supply at www.blacksmithsupply.com