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Blade's Guide to Making Knives

by Joe Kertzman

Blade Building Made Easy The world's finest knifemakers learned to ply their trade through trial and error. They honed their skills with blood, sweat and tears. Never before has there been a fully illustrated, all-color, step-by-step book on how to make knives - until now! And, as a bonus, two chapters are dedicated to sword and tomahawk making. Novice knifemakers, knife enthusiasts and shop junkies of the world, this is the book of your dreams! Learn to grind blades Fashion handles the easy way Forge steel like the pros Fashion bolsters and guards Fit and finish those bladed beauties Chapters are penned by some of the world's greatest knifemakers, including Wane Goddard, Allen Elishewitz, Rick Dunkerley, Don Fogg, R.J. Martin, Jow Szilaski and John Lewis Jensen. Seeing is believing, and with over 400 step-by-step illustrations guiding you along the way to making your first or finest knife, this book is a must-have for any knife enthusiast's library. Have fun, and be careful!

BLADE's Guide to Making Knives

by Joe Kertzman

Learn the Secrets of Knifemaking From the Masters of the Trade With an all-star cast of renowned knifemakers, BLADE's Guide To Making Knives 2nd Edition brings you the most up-to-date, inside information available on fashioning edged implements. In this full-color, meticulously illustrated volume: John Lewis Jensen, designer and fabricator of one-of-a-kind ornamental edged weaponry, presents a step-by-step guide to creating your own art knife in "Desk Daggers: A Limited Edition Jensen Knives Trio." Tim Zowada, forger of damascus and smelted steel, reveals his trade secrets and methods in "Making the Using Knife." Allen Elishewitz lends his knowledge and know-how in "Making Patterns and Using a Pantograph," for those in the design stages of fashioning fine knives. Don Fogg, arguably one of the best sword makers on the planet, shares his expertise in "Forging Steel from Raw Materials." Vince Evans, crafter of Scottish dirks, Viking swords, Central Asian weaponry and other exotic and historical pieces, reveals his methods for "Making and Carving a Scottish Dirk." Rick Dunkerley, known for his mosaic-damascus masterpieces, opens his world of knowledge in "Building a Damascus Locking-Liner Folder." Kevin Hoffman unlocks the mysteries of "Lost Wax Casting for Guards & Pommels," illustrating each and every step of this tedious yet rewarding process. It's All Here! Forging - Grinding - Heat Treating - Etching - Polishing - Sharpening Blades - Guards - Pommels - Bolsters - Handles - Sheaths Whether your interest in making knives is new or you've been crafting blades for years, BLADE's Guide to Making Knives 2nd Edition arms you with knowledge to help you reap the rewards of a fruitful and fulfilling knifemaking hobby or career.

Blade's Guide to Making Knives

by Joe Kertzman

Learn the Secrets of Knifemaking From the Masters of the Trade With an all-star cast of renowned knifemakers,BLADE's Guide To Making Knives 2nd Editionbrings you the most up-to-date, inside information available on fashioning edged implements. In this full-color, meticulously illustrated volume: John Lewis Jensen, designer and fabricator of one-of-a-kind ornamental edged weaponry, presents a step-by-step guide to creating your own art knife in "Desk Daggers: A Limited Edition Jensen Knives Trio. " Tim Zowada, forger of damascus and smelted steel, reveals his trade secrets and methods in "Making the Using Knife. " Allen Elishewitz lends his knowledge and know-how in "Making Patterns and Using a Pantograph," for those in the design stages of fashioning fine knives. Don Fogg, arguably one of the best sword makers on the planet, shares his expertise in "Forging Steel from Raw Materials. " Vince Evans, crafter of Scottish dirks, Viking swords, Central Asian weaponry and other exotic and historical pieces, reveals his methods for "Making and Carving a Scottish Dirk. " Rick Dunkerley, known for his mosaic-damascus masterpieces, opens his world of knowledge in "Building a Damascus Locking-Liner Folder. " Kevin Hoffman unlocks the mysteries of "Lost Wax Casting for Guards & Pommels," illustrating each and every step of this tedious yet rewarding process. It's All Here! Forging - Grinding - Heat Treating - Etching - Polishing - Sharpening Blades - Guards - Pommels - Bolsters - Handles - Sheaths Whether your interest in making knives is new or you've been crafting blades for years,BLADE's Guide to Making Knives 2nd Editionarms you with knowledge to help you reap the rewards of a fruitful and fulfilling knifemaking hobby or career.

Building Art Knife Bolsters

by Joe Kertzman

Take it from one meticulous knifemaker, the bolsters of an art knife are the centerpieces. John Lewis Jensen takes it easy on novice makers and enthusiasts by concentrating solely on the bolsters of his fancy art knife named "Alchemy." Jensen talks safety, materials, layering, grinding, sanding, drilling, tapping and attaching of the bolsters to the knife handle.

Building Art Knife Bolsters

by Joe Kertzman

Take it from one meticulous knifemaker, the bolsters of an art knife are the centerpieces. John Lewis Jensen takes it easy on novice makers and enthusiasts by concentrating solely on the bolsters of his fancy art knife named "Alchemy." Jensen talks safety, materials, layering, grinding, sanding, drilling, tapping and attaching of the bolsters to the knife handle.

Building the Everyday Work Knife

by Joe Kertzman

Author of such books as Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop and The Wonder of Knifemaking, Wayne Goddard takes you through his proven process of making the everyday working knife. Goddard speaks the language of ordinary people who like to use knives they've made themselves.

Building the Everyday Work Knife

by Joe Kertzman

Author of such books as Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop and The Wonder of Knifemaking, Wayne Goddard takes you through his proven process of making the everyday working knife. Goddard speaks the language of ordinary people who like to use knives they've made themselves.

Dedicated to the Study of Sword Making

by Joe Kertzman

Let author Don Fogg help you build of one of the big blades, the lengthy lopper - the sword! His step-by-step sword-making process resonates well with enthusiasts who can't get enough of the romance, history, look, feel, usefulness, ethnic heritage and physical impressiveness of swords.

Dedicated to the Study of Sword Making

by Joe Kertzman

Let author Don Fogg help you build of one of the big blades, the lengthy lopper - the sword! His step-by-step sword-making process resonates well with enthusiasts who can't get enough of the romance, history, look, feel, usefulness, ethnic heritage and physical impressiveness of swords.

Greatest Loveless Knife Designs

by Joe Kertzman

In Greatest Loveless Knife Designs author Joe Kertzman shares what he finds to be the Greatest Bob Loveless Knife Designs of all time. Yet, there are so many to choose from, he could have filled five books, and there'd still be debate. Regardless, few can argue with the choices, as each knife is historically significant, gorgeously created and flawlessly executed.Four-color, high-resolution images of the chosen Loveless knives showcase the beauty and ingenuity of the patterns, and complete specifications accompany each picture. Noteworthy facts and historical information cement the choices, and are enhanced by fascinating anecdotes about the man behind the knives. Loveless, himself, was a fascinating individual with a unique outlook on life, a lot living behind him, a personality that legends are made of, and a lifetime of accomplishments in the knife industry.

Greatest Loveless Knife Designs

by Joe Kertzman

In Greatest Loveless Knife Designs author Joe Kertzman shares what he finds to be the Greatest Bob Loveless Knife Designs of all time. Yet, there are so many to choose from, he could have filled five books, and there'd still be debate. Regardless, few can argue with the choices, as each knife is historically significant, gorgeously created and flawlessly executed.Four-color, high-resolution images of the chosen Loveless knives showcase the beauty and ingenuity of the patterns, and complete specifications accompany each picture. Noteworthy facts and historical information cement the choices, and are enhanced by fascinating anecdotes about the man behind the knives. Loveless, himself, was a fascinating individual with a unique outlook on life, a lot living behind him, a personality that legends are made of, and a lifetime of accomplishments in the knife industry.

Grind a Blade the R.J. Martin Way: Knife Sharpening Techniques & Tips

by Joe Kertzman

Author R.J. Martin, whose knives are some of the most popular and sought-after in the industry, instructs on flat- and double-hollow-grinding knife blades. Martin been featured in BLADE® Magazine with increasing frequency, and here's your chance to learn his methods for blade grinding. You won't be disappointed.

Grind a Blade the R.J. Martin Way: Knife Sharpening Techniques & Tips

by Joe Kertzman

Author R.J. Martin, whose knives are some of the most popular and sought-after in the industry, instructs on flat- and double-hollow-grinding knife blades. Martin been featured in BLADE® Magazine with increasing frequency, and here's your chance to learn his methods for blade grinding. You won't be disappointed.

His Forge Burns Hot for Mosaic Damascus: Knife Patterns & Techniques

by Joe Kertzman

American Bladesmith Society master smith Rick Dunkerley lights the mosaic-damascus fire, recommending steels and explaining the forge welding process, as well as steel stacking, pattern making, finishing and much more. Dunkerley includes diagrams and how-to sidebars on mosaic damascus patterns.

His Forge Burns Hot for Mosaic Damascus: Knife Patterns & Techniques

by Joe Kertzman

American Bladesmith Society master smith Rick Dunkerley lights the mosaic-damascus fire, recommending steels and explaining the forge welding process, as well as steel stacking, pattern making, finishing and much more. Dunkerley includes diagrams and how-to sidebars on mosaic damascus patterns.

Knives 2009

by Joe Kertzman

The world's greatest knife book showcases in brilliant full color photography the finest forged and artistic works of the greatest knifemakers. The top authors deliver the latest and most authoritative information on custom knives and the trends that are shaping the future of making blades.

Knives 2011

by Joe Kertzman

A Stunning Showcase Of Custom Knives The craft of knifemaking is alive and well, as evidenced by the stunning edged masterpieces revealed between the covers of the best book on blades ever published&#151Knives 2011. The art of fashioning knives includes carving, engraving, sculpting, scrimshaw, jewel inlaying, damascus-making and more. Never have so many embellishments been revealed in one medium, then captured in a full-color, glossy, photo-driven book such as this must-have volume that's ready for the coffee table or special place on the bookshelf. Treat yourself to feature stories covering one of the best wedges in the business, friction forging, &#147Swordplay Renaissance-Style,&#148 the latest in cleaver offerings, &#147Scrimshaw That Drives Men Crazy&#148 and villagers' blade art.Learn how one knife collector&#151Paul Lansingh&#151is giving back to the world of knives.Find out the answer to the question, &#147Why Do We Love Knives?&#148Follow author James Ayres and his wife, Mary Lou, on their quest to find carbon steel along the cobblestone streets of Europe.In the Factory Trends section, take a look at the newest in &#147Blue Collar Blades.&#148 In between, enjoy the latest Trends and State Of The Art in knives. It's a trip worth taking. The pages are palpable, the text worth reading and the pictures worth a thousand words and more. Each bladed creation is a work of art in its own right, and a credit to its maker.

Knives 2011

by Joe Kertzman

A Stunning Showcase Of Custom Knives The craft of knifemaking is alive and well, as evidenced by the stunning edged masterpieces revealed between the covers of the best book on blades ever published&#151Knives 2011. The art of fashioning knives includes carving, engraving, sculpting, scrimshaw, jewel inlaying, damascus-making and more. Never have so many embellishments been revealed in one medium, then captured in a full-color, glossy, photo-driven book such as this must-have volume that's ready for the coffee table or special place on the bookshelf. Treat yourself to feature stories covering one of the best wedges in the business, friction forging, &#147Swordplay Renaissance-Style,&#148 the latest in cleaver offerings, &#147Scrimshaw That Drives Men Crazy&#148 and villagers? blade art. Learn how one knife collector&#151Paul Lansingh&#151is giving back to the world of knives. Find out the answer to the question, &#147Why Do We Love Knives?&#148 Follow author James Ayres and his wife, Mary Lou, on their quest to find carbon steel along the cobblestone streets of Europe. In the Factory Trends section, take a look at the newest in &#147Blue Collar Blades. &#148 In between, enjoy the latest Trends and State Of The Art in knives. It's a trip worth taking. The pages are palpable, the text worth reading and the pictures worth a thousand words and more. Each bladed creation is a work of art in its own right, and a credit to its maker.

Knives 2012

by Joe Kertzman

In its 32nd Edition, Knives 2012 progresses with the knives, showcasing the increasing talent of the world's best knifemakers who forge and grind curvaceous blades, fashion handles from the finest materials and practice embellishment techniques saved for only the most skilled artisans. Featured articles: Carving titanium handles Making knife blades from Lake Superior beach sand Hollywood movie knives and swords Anglo-Saxon and Viking swords AND...the finer points of Bob Loveless knives Also Includes: World's most complete Directory of Custom Knifemakers includes websites, emails and phone numbers Hot Trends in handmade knives State Of The Art embellishments and knifemaking techniques Historical overview of knives and their makers Savor the hand-selected, splendid color photography of some of the most beautiful and original custom knives in the world, chosen from over 2,000 submissions. The ever-evolving, magical world of custom knives, knifemaking techniques and embellishments is captured in full, glorious color between the covers of the most coveted book on edged masterpieces-- Knives 2012.

Knives 2013

by Joe Kertzman

Alive and kicking - the artistry of knives!In its 33rd edition, the Knives annual book is more relevant than ever. Like the custom knives it showcases, the book ahs taken on a life of its own, becoming a must-have reference for knifemakers, enthusiasts, collectors, daily users and purveyors.The world's finest knives - whether everyday carry pieces, hunters', bushcraft and camp blades, or highly embellished works of art - find a home in Knives 2013. And each is complemented by well-researched information and specifications of every model.Add in a comprehensive Custom Knifemaker Directory, including email addresses, websites, phone numbers, specialties and technical information, and it becomes apparent why those in the industry own every volume of this coveted book.

Knives 2014

by Joe Kertzman

Revealing the best of handcrafted knives! You don't have to be the world's utmost authority on custom knives, a collector of high-end pieces with pockets deeper than the Grand Canyon, a maker yourself or an authoritative historian to appreciate the utility and beauty of the handmade blades in this book. Celebrating its 34th annual edition, Knives 2014 boldly goes where no other knife book has gone before, attempting to showcase the best of the best in handmade and production blades. The world's finest knives--whether everyday carry pieces, hunters, bushcraft blades, flipper folders or highly embellished works of art--find a home in Knives 2014. And each is complemented by well-researched information and specifications of every model. Add in a comprehensive Custom Knifemaker Directory, including email addresses, websites, phone numbers, specialties and technical information, and it becomes apparent why those in the industry own every volume of this coveted book. Fascinating feature articles cover climbing knives, the "Decathlete of Big Blades"--the camp knife, art knives, automatics, high-carbon-steel blades, antique pocketknives, straight razors, "Blades of the Grand Bazaar" and even mauls for splitting wood. World's most complete Directory of Custom Knifemakers Hot trends in handmade knives. State of the art embellishments and knifemaking techniques. Comprehensive overview of knives and their makers. More knives, articles, information, trend-setting innovations and state-of-the-art knifemaking methods than any other book on the market!

Making a Modern Tactical Folder: Tips on How to Make a Folding Knife

by Joe Kertzman

There are many ways to make a knife, so Allen Elishewitz gives step-by-step instructions on building his style of high-tech folders that can be followed using simple or large industrial-type machines.

Making a Modern Tactical Folder: Tips on How to Make a Folding Knife

by Joe Kertzman

There are many ways to make a knife, so Allen Elishewitz gives step-by-step instructions on building his style of high-tech folders that can be followed using simple or large industrial-type machines.

Traditional Tomahawk Making Secrets

by Joe Kertzman

Learn how Native Americans and early blade smiths fashioned the fierce and fantastic tomahawk. There are fewer cool edged weapons on the planet, says author Joe Szilaski, a regular contributor to BLADE® Magazine and an accomplished knife and tomahawk maker.

Traditional Tomahawk Making Secrets

by Joe Kertzman

Learn how Native Americans and early blade smiths fashioned the fierce and fantastic tomahawk. There are fewer cool edged weapons on the planet, says author Joe Szilaski, a regular contributor to BLADE® Magazine and an accomplished knife and tomahawk maker.

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