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Bladesmithing with Murray Carter provides the reader with an in-depth look into traditional Japanese Cutlery forging techniques and their modern applications. A non-stop flow of inquiries to Murray has prompted him to reveal the secret techniques learned during 18 years in Japan, where he lived and worked as a village bladesmith. He now shares this wealth of information for the benefit of the curious reader and Japanese knife enthusiast alike. Owners of nearly 15,000 of Murray's knives will be delighted to see a comprehensive book written by the knives' creator. Features: 250+ dazzling, full-color images, including many by renowned photographer Hiro Soga. Unique and extremely rare insight into the Japanese culture through the (blue) eyes of a Japanese village bladesmith. Detailed explanations of Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing techniques that until now have been cloaked in mystery and myth. Enough detailed information to guide an aspiring bladesmith to become a successful smith in the Japanese style of blade making. About the Author Murray Carter is one of the most popular custom knifemakers at the annual BLADE Show, regularly conducts wildly popular seminars on shaving with a machete, and is known for standing at his booth sharpening knives while teaching the techniques to interested attendees. Carter lives in Vernonia, Oregon.
Learn to identify the firearms, evaluate their condition and determine value. The Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values features detailed specifications and current values from specialized experts for domestic and imported handguns, rifles, shotguns and commemorative firearms. 25,000 gun values 8,500 different guns 4,000 photos
Having a survival kit is not enough - You must know what to do with it! An emergency can arise at anytime, and everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from knowing basic survival skills. Armed with the techniques in Survival Skills You Need, you will be prepared to survive. Building on the essentials presented in his first book, Build the Perfect Survival Kit, author John D. McCann details the survivor mentality required to survive common emergencies, then goes on to explain the component skill categories that you must execute to stay alive, including: Survival kits Knives & tools Fire Shelter Water Signaling for help Navigating your way to safety Food First aid With more than 300 full-color photos, Survival Skills You Need provides clear, detailed solutions for surviving emergencies during adventure, sport and travel.
Take your sock knitting to new heights! If you love knee-high socks, you know there are never enough knee-high patterns to keep your needles going. Inside this book, you'll find resources to fulfill your every knee-high need. From casting on at the knee to grafting the toe stitches, Barb Brown will lead you step-by-step through creating a fabulous pair (or pairs!) of knee-high socks. Inside Knitting Knee-Highs you'll find patterns for:Intricate colorwork inspired by ancient tapestries and modern-day indie dyers Twisting and twining cables from knee to toe Lovely lacework that looks delicate but can stand up to the wear and tear knee-highs take Beautifully textured stitches inspired by beloved knitting traditions Warm and cozy pairs created from sport and DK weight yarns And if that's not enough to satisfy your knee-high knitting needs, Barb shares her formula for custom-knit knee-highs, as well as instructions for converting sock patterns to make knee-highs! Plus, she'll show you how to make your knee-highs fit perfectly and stay up all day long. There are even bonus instructions for each project so you can try a knee-high pattern as socks, anklets or even leg warmers. Once you dip your toe into Knitting Knee-Highs, your sock knitting will never be the same!
Mastering the basics is the only way to shoot faster or more accurately, and this goal can be achieved only with proper instruction and critiques. This consolidated, easy-to-read handbook provides a base knowledge that offers laymen and/or professional operators the references to learn/maintain their skills with their pistol, thus raising their level of safety and competence. Whether you carry a pistol for living or for defense, this book will help you attain the level of training desired.
In addition to tactical aspects of self-defense, practical information like choosing the right firearm and ammunition, used gun purchases, and all legal aspects of self-defense with a gun are also extensively covered in this complete and authoritative look at concealed carry.
Everything you need to know to knit like a pro! Knitting Know-How isn't just another collection of knitting techniques-it's an indispensable resource for making every stitch better! From basic knit and purl stitches to cables, lace, color knitting and garment design, you'll learn the ins and outs of improving your knitting and choosing one technique over another for the results you want. If you have ever wondered which cast-ons are suitable for socks, why you should always (always!) knit a gauge swatch, or how to fix a mis-crossed cable, this book is for you! Discover hundreds of essential techniques, demonstrated with clear step-by-step photos and no-nonsense instructions. Learn how your choices in technique and knitting method can make all the difference in your finished pieces. Design your own garments-or adjust existing patterns-with clear examples and lessons that demystify the math. Put your knowledge to work with 8 project lessons, including double-knit mittens, stranded colorwork socks and an intricately cabled Aran sweater. Are you ready to become a master knitter? Gather your yarn and needles and open this book-your knitting will thank you!
Inspired fabrics and designs await you in Quilts From the House of Tula Pink! Welcome to the world of cutting-edge fabric designer Tula Pink, where clever quilts show off fanciful fabric, and your imagination can be let out to play. Featuring fabrics that you know and love, Tula offers 20 patterns with her signature flair for color, design and original style. Between 10 amazing quilts and 10 extra-cool companion projects, you'll be inspired to play with fabric, color and design in a way like never before! Step inside to find: 10 large quilt patterns, perfect for the bedroom or snuggling on the couch. 10 accessory sewing projects, like an embroidered lampshade and a fabric cuckoo clock, to make your everyday life extraordinary. Tips from Tula on choosing and combining fabrics, selecting a quilting motif, and even sketching your own fabric and pattern designs. Step-by-step illustrations (hand-drawn by Tula herself) and super-simple sewing techniques for successful quilt making. Come on in to Tula's house for the ultimate in sewing, style and fabric innovation!
Shooters, gunsmiths, and collectors alike will find the revised version of Gun Digest's Book of Rimfire Rifles Assembly/Disassembly a practical reference for disassembling and reassembling a variety of rimfire rifles. Step-by-step high-resolution photography and clear, simple text makes it easy to disassemble an reassemble a wide-range of modern and vintage models. Kevin Murumatsu has over 40 years of gunsmithing experience and it shows through reassembly tips, which overcome each model's specific reassembly hurdles.
Get to Know Your Revolver-Inside and Out! Gun Digest Book of the Revolver covers all aspects of living with the double-action revolver: shooting, handling, carrying, maintaining and accessorizing-everything you need to know to operate the quintessential American handgun. Topics in this comprehensive volume include: Self-Defense-Revolvers are still a good choice! Sighting options-including tips for aging eyes Getting the right hand fit Grips that work-and those that don't Spare ammo carrying options Maintenance and cleaning how-to's The right holster for the job Wheel-gun ammo choices for work, play and self-defense And much, much more!! Whether you use your revolver for sport, hunting, competition or self-defense, you'll learn something from this book!
"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." -Vince Lombardi The son of an immigrant Italian butcher, Vince Lombardi rose from the humblest of beginnings to become the most famous coach in the history of the National Football League. A one-of-a-kind book, Lombardi--An Illustrated Life tells the compelling story of the man whose philosophy on coaching and life transcended the sport he made famous. Featuring removable reproductions of items handpicked from the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, this extraordinary book offers a hands-on encounter with the celebrated coach who won five world championships with the Green Bay Packers, including the first two Super Bowls. Beautifully presented in a slip-case, the hardcover book is a must-have not only for legions of Packer fans, but for all football fans. The book also features a moving Foreword by Bart Starr, the legendary Hall of Fame quarterback and on-the-field leader of the great Packer teams of the 1960s. Removable reproductions include: *Seven pages of Lombardi handwritten plays *A congratulatory telegram from President John F. Kennedy *Championship tickets from the "Ice Bowl," Super Bowl I and II *A personal letter from President Eisenhower *Lombardi handwritten note on personal stationary *A Lombardi-autographed program cover *The 1959 Green Bay Packers Christmas card *A 1960s World Champion Green Bay Packer sticker *And more!
This long-arm quilting book accomplishes what other references only strive to, by instructing serious quilters in the manner they learn best - using a variety of teaching styles. Whether you favor precise plans and extensive details, or thorough concepts demonstrated via illustrations, everyone can learn from this diverse tutorial.This comprehensive long-arm quilting guide:Explains capabilities and generalities of long-arm machinesDemonstrates basic techniques using pantographs and free-hand quiltingIncludes four projects and two patterns
In 1911, the history of firearms changed forever with the adoption of the greatest pistol ever designed, the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911--known today simply as the 1911. Now, in one fascinating, illustrated volume, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the 100th anniversary of the greatest fighting handgun ever designed, John M. Brownings legendary 1911 .45. From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the best of today's semi- and full-custom models, you'll find it in 1911: The First 100 Years. Lavishly illustrated with photographs collected from around the world, 1911: The First 100 Years is a fitting centennial tribute to a pistol that is today more popular than ever. For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian--for anyone interested in big-bore handguns or the evolution of this truly American classic, this is a must-have volume.
Small Quilts with Big Appeal!There's a little something for every quilter in Sensational Small Quilts! Break out of the box by tackling modern quilts, attack your stash with beautiful scrap creations, and embrace your heritage with traditional blocks. Novice and experienced quilters alike will enjoy expanding their repertoire by pushing themselves to try new methods in these little quilts.Inside, you'll find:15 quilt projects in an array of styles and colors, in sizes ranging from wallhangings to throws.Colorful step-by-step illustrations and diagrams that make assembly easy to understand and accomplish.A detailed techniques section explains how to achieve beautiful results in all of your quilted projects.Projects, tips and methods from authors you know and trust, including Kay Capps Cross, Darlene Zimmerman, Maggie Ball, and Pam and Nicky Lintott.With Sensational Small Quilts, you'll love the freedom to experiment and explore your creative side. And don't forget–the size may be small, but the results will be sensational!
Blade aficionados will revel in color photos from inside Bob Loveless' knife shop, and of his knives, as author Durwood Hollis details Loveless' stock-removal method of knife making, tools of the trade, designs, heat treating and tempering of blade steel, handles, sheaths, knife care and maintenance, and tips for the field. Bob Loveless, a member of the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©, passed away on Sept. 2, 2010, at the age of 81. He was known as the father of the modern custom knife movement, the man who popularized the dropped hunter, Big Bear sub-hilt fighter and other knives, and, along with Richard Barney, co-wrote How To Make Knives, the precursor to this book.
A step-by-step guide to reloading rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells! In these days of widespread ammunition shortages, it pays--literally--to know how to "roll your own" cartridges. But don't think it's some kind of rocket science. Let The ABCs of Reloading show you how! With the help of The ABCs of Reloading, you'll be reloading your own cartridges--and saving big bucks--faster than you ever thought possible. It's all here! Step-by-step procedures for reloading rifle, handgun and shotgun ammunition Hundreds of detailed photos Everything you need to know about primers, bullets, powders and cases Bonus: The best reloading articles from the Gun Digest archives and more! Don't let the next ammunition shortage catch you unprepared. Arm yourself with money-saving knowledge - with The ABCs of Reloading!
Collecting the Good War"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."—Franklin Delano RooseveltHailed as "The Greatest Generation," the men and women who fought in World War II carried an unimaginable burden. Their date with destiny, both horrendous and heroic, shaped the world we know today.This newly expanded second edition of Warman's World War II Collectibles serves as a living tribute to these brave souls, as well as a guide to the remarkable and historical items that survived titanic battles. Brimming with expert collecting advice, detailed information and spectacular color images, this book is designed to provide perspective and guidance to the extraordinary world of World War II collectibles.This one-of-a-kind package features:1,100 full-color photos of collectibles from Allied and Axis forcesCoverage of uniforms, headgear, accouterments, medals, firearms, bayonets, knives, daggers, swords, and personal items3,000 listings with updated current-market pricesHelpful collecting advice, price and availability ratings, and reproduction alerts
Warman's Modern U.S. Coins Field GuideIt's here! A guide that covers the hottest, fastest growing area of coin collecting - modern U.S. coins. Over 500 color images and current-market pricing highlight the exploding interest in coins produced after 1982. Current pricing for modern, uncirculated coins from 1982-presentProof and mint sets, State Quarters, Westward Journey Nickels, Bicentennial Lincoln Cents, Presidential Dollars, Modern Commemoratives, and Gold and Silver Bullion coinsState-of-the-market report, advice on beginning a modern collection, and handling and storage
"The long-awaited 8th edition of Old Fishing Lures & Tackle -"the bible for lures collectors"- has been thoroughly updated, combining the time-honored research of the late Carl F. Luckey with essential updates from author Russell E. Lewis. It now features:More than 2,000 photos include hundreds of new lures.Among the 5,000 listings is fresh information on related categories like rods, reels, creels and ephemera.A new section on "recent sales" charts the continued strength of the hobby based on solid auction results."This book continues to be a must-have resource for any serious collector."-Recommended by AntiqueFishingLures.com"
Get hooked on Interlocking Crochet! Do you want to create incredible crochet projects that will leave even experienced crocheters amazed and wondering, "How did she do that?" Would you like to crochet one project that has two unique, attractive looks? Try the technique of interlocking crochet, which takes simple stitches and turns them into richly textured, reversible fabrics. There has never been a book that explores this technique so thoroughly. Inside Interlocking Crochet you'll find: Step-by-step illustrations of the crochet stitches that turn yarn into incredible interlocking crochet fabric A stitch dictionary with 80 beautiful stitch patterns 10 projects ranging from lovely, luxurious scarves to big, cozy afghans Try your hand (and crochet hook!) at this unique and interesting technique—you might never want to go back to regular crochet again!
A Lust for LifeAnxious to undress, these dangerous dolls ply their womanly wares to get whatever they want: men, power and sex - lots of sex. Yet to quench their fiery desires they crave more, much more. See, even sultry sinners long for love.Bad Girls Need Love Too is a frolicking celebration of pulp fiction floozies doomed to keep looking for love in all the wrong places. Thankfully, repeating the same mistake over and over again has never been more fun, or outrageous.For more about these hard-boiled vixens, visit BadGirlsNeedLove2.com.
The second half of the twentieth century saw the University of Pennsylvania grow in size as well as in stature. On its way to becoming one of the world's most celebrated research universities, Penn exemplified the role of urban renewal in the postwar redevelopment and expansion of urban universities, and the indispensable part these institutions played in the remaking of American cities. Yet urban renewal is only one aspect of this history. Drawing from Philadelphia's extensive archives as well as the University's own historical records and publications, John L. Puckett and Mark Frazier Lloyd examine Penn's rise to eminence amid the social, moral, and economic forces that transformed major public and private institutions across the nation.Becoming Penn recounts the shared history of university politics and urban policy as the campus grappled with twentieth-century racial tensions, gender inequality, labor conflicts, and economic retrenchment. Examining key policies and initiatives of the administrations led by presidents Gaylord Harnwell, Martin Meyerson, Sheldon Hackney, and Judith Rodin, Puckett and Lloyd revisit the actors, organizations, and controversies that shaped campus life in this turbulent era. Illustrated with archival photographs of the campus and West Philadelphia neighborhood throughout the late twentieth century, Becoming Penn provides a sweeping portrait of one university's growth and impact within the broader social history of American higher education.
While the Spanish Inquisition has laid the greatest claim to both scholarly attention and the popular imagination, the Roman Inquisition, established in 1542 and a key instrument of papal authority, was more powerful, important, and long-lived. Founded by Paul III and originally aimed to eradicate Protestant heresy, it followed medieval antecedents but went beyond them by becoming a highly articulated centralized organ directly dependent on the pope. By the late sixteenth century the Roman Inquisition had developed its own distinctive procedures, legal process, and personnel, the congregation of cardinals and a professional staff. Its legal process grew out of the technique of inquisitio formulated by Innocent III in the early thirteenth century, it became the most precocious papal bureaucracy on the road to the first "absolutist" state.As Thomas F. Mayer demonstrates, the Inquisition underwent constant modification as it expanded. The new institution modeled its case management and other procedures on those of another medieval ancestor, the Roman supreme court, the Rota. With unparalleled attention to archival sources and detail, Mayer portrays a highly articulated corporate bureaucracy with the pope at its head. He profiles the Cardinal Inquisitors, including those who would play a major role in Galileo's trials, and details their social and geographical origins, their education, economic status, earlier careers in the Church, and networks of patronage. At the point this study ends, circa 1640, Pope Urban VIII had made the Roman Inquisition his personal instrument and dominated it to a degree none of his predecessors had approached.
Buying? Selling? Arm Yourself with the Facts–with Gun Digest® Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles!A seller's market can turn into a buyer's market overnight–especially the red-hot tactical rifle market! But how do you know what a particular gun is worth? Simple! Just check the Gun Digest® Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles!It's all here! From ARs to AKs, from Scorpions to Tommyguns, author Phillip Peterson gives you the straight scoop on everything that can even remotely be considered a tactical rifle. And Peterson, stickler that he is, has even included tactical handguns and carbines. If it's tactical or paramilitary in nature, you'll find it here!SpecificationsCurrent ValuesHundreds of IllustrationsHistoriesAnd Much More!Don't pay too much! Don't sell for too little! KNOW what your guns are worth–with the Gun Digest® Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles!
In Reloading for Handgunners, the reader will learn the benefits of serious handgun ammunition reloading (decreased cost, increased reliability) in an accessible, step-by-step way. In addition, the reader will learn how to avoid the costly, wasteful errors that plague many reloaders, experienced and novice alike. Finally, the reader will enjoy the vast experience and unique style that have made Patrick Sweeney the country's leading guru on tactical and competition shooting and ammunition. Features: Shortcuts, hints and tips (from a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, and certified Armorer Instructor) to reload your own ammunition and avoid costly errors Loading data for the most popular and asked-about calibers Specialty loading info for: Competition: IPSC/IDPA, Bullseye, Steel Challenge, Cowboy Hunting: heavy magnums and big bores