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Basic Knife Making: From Raw Steel to a Finished Stub Tang KnifeBasic Knife Making: From Raw Steel to a Finished Stub Tang Knifeby Siebeneicher-Hellwig & Rosinski. An introduction to the making of narrow tang knives using hand forging techniques with a minimum of equipment. Includes 205 full color images plus 10 drawings. Spiral Bound, 112 pp.


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$29.95
Damascus Steel: Theory and PracticeDamascus Steel: Theory and PracticeLearn how to forge your own damascus steel with this exciting new book that goes into detail on the making of pattern welded and mosaic damascus steels. Hardcover, full color, 176 pp.


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$39.95
Forging Japanese Knives for BeginnersForging Japanese Knives for BeginnersThis book shows how to make a tanto (dagger) and a hocho (chef’s knife) start-to-finish, using traditional Japanese forging techniques. Spiral bound, 195 full color photos, 128 pp.


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$24.95
Forging Damascus Steel Knives for Beginners Forging Damascus Steel Knives for Beginners A new entry-level book on the making of damascus steel and damascus steel knives, filled with 180+ high quality photographs and diagrams and ring bound so it lays flat on the workbench. Ring bound, full color, 104 pp.


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$24.95
Making Hidden Tang KnivesMaking Hidden Tang Knivesby Schmidbauer & Wieland. This beginner-level guide explains, step-by-step, how to make a fixed-blade hidden tang knife and a leather scabbard. Includes 200+ photos and diagrams, tools and materials lists, and detailed instructions. Spiral Bound, full color, 108 pp.


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$24.95
Making Integral KnivesMaking Integral Knivesby Fronteddu & Steigerwald. This book for the intermediate to advanced knifemaker explains how to design and build an integral knife, a knife made out of a single piece of steel. Through step-by-step instructions and images, three integral knife projects with varying levels of difficulty are explained. Spiral Bound, full color, 144 pp.


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$24.95
Making Leather Knife Sheaths, Volume 1  Making Leather Knife Sheaths, Volume 1 by Hölter & Fronteddu. From basic leather working techniques to a completed sheath, this how-to book will walk you through the steps to produce your own fixed-blade knife sheath. Choose from four different designs, each presented in detail. Spiral Bound, full color, 144 pp.


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$24.95
Pocketknife Making for BeginnersPocketknife Making for Beginnersby Steigerwald & Fronteddu. Make your own folding pocketknife with this easy-to-follow guide that unfolds the secrets of constructing a traditional "slip joint" folding knife. Includes over 275 photos and detailed diagrams. Spiral Bound, full color, 128 pp.


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$29.95
The Lockback Folding Knife: From Design to CompletionThe Lockback Folding Knife: From Design to Completionby Fronteddu & Steigerwald. An introduction to the design and making of lockback folding knives, translated from the successful German edition. 236 superb full color photos detail all stages of the knife's construction, from creating a template to making the blade and locking mechanism. Spiral bound so it lays flat when open. Spiral bound, full color, 112 pp.


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$29.95
Knife Repair & RestorationKnife Repair & Restorationby Adrian Harris. A classic how-to book by the founder of the "Col. Coon" brand. Highly recommended to anyone interested in making or repairing folding knives. Includes two NEW chapters, "Make Your Own Knife” and “Etching Blades". Softcover, 92 pages.
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Knife Repair & Restoration 012001045546$8.95
Handles and GuardsHandles and Guardsby Joe Keeslar. This instructional book provides everything a knifemaker needs to know about making, fitting, and finishing handles and guards for fixed blade knives. Spiral bound, 128 pp.


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$30.00
How to Make KnivesHow to Make Knivesby Richard Barney & Robert W. Loveless. Co-written by a world-famous knifemaker, this is far and away the most popular book ever written on the art of knifecraft. A frequent choice of first-time makers and those 'just interested,' this book covers all aspects of making fixed blade knives and is perfect for beginners and veterans alike. Softcover, 182 pp.


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$21.95
101 Knife Designs: Practical Knives for Daily Use101 Knife Designs: Practical Knives for Daily UseMaster bladesmith Murray Carter reveals the successful traits of knife designs that have lasted throughout history, and shares patterns he has created and perfected. Softcover, 208 pp. OUT OF PRINT

$29.95
Bladesmithing with Murray CarterBladesmithing with Murray Carterby Murray Carter. An in-depth look into traditional Japanese cutlery forging techniques and their modern applications, with detailed explanations for both the curious reader and the bladesmith. Softcover, full color, 160 pp.


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$27.95
The $50 Knife ShopThe $50 Knife Shopby Wayne Goddard. Want to make knives on a shoestring budget? This book will show you how to build your own forge, heat treat oven, and other equipment 'on the cheap.' Great info, whether you have $50 to spend or $5000. NOW WITH COLOR PHOTOS! Softcover, 160 pp.


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$21.95
The Wonder of Knifemaking, 2nd EditionThe Wonder of Knifemaking, 2nd Editionby Wayne Goddard. Second edition of The Wonder of Knifemaking, completely revised and with new color photography throughout. Master bladesmith Wayne Goddard answers questions posed by of knifemakers at all levels. Softcover, full color, 160 pp.


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$27.95
Knifemaking with Bob LovelessKnifemaking with Bob Lovelessby Durwood Hollis. This book written just before Loveless' 2010 death is an inspiration for all knife enthusiasts. In it, he reveals his methods for creating a knife including tempering and design, the materials and tools he used, and his thoughts on knife care. Blade aficionados will revel in color photos from inside Loveless's knife shop, and of his knives. Hardcover, 192 pp.


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$29.95
Blade's Guide to Making KnivesBlade's Guide to Making Knivesedited by Joe Kertzman. Combining the expertise of seven of the best knifemakers in the world: Elishewitz, Goddard, Dunkerley, Fogg, Jensen, Szilaski, and Martin, with 250 striking full color illustrations, this book is a useful resource on all of the subjects it covers. Softcover, 160 pp.


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$26.95
The Complete BladesmithThe Complete Bladesmithby Jim Hrisoulas. This book will show you how to build your own forge, equip your workshop, choose your materials and get to work. Learn how to make hand forged knives from start to finish, up to and including sheaths, scrimshaw, wrapped wire handles,and even your own damascus steel. Softcover, 180 pp.


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$33.00
The Master BladesmithThe Master Bladesmithby Jim Hrisoulas. This book uses detailed instructions, diagrams and photos to explain the tricks behind Japanese mokume gane, differential heat treating, power hammers and other techniques to make kukris, broadswords, wavy blades and damascus steel that will take your breath away. Softcover, 286 pp.


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$48.00
The Pattern-Welded BladeThe Pattern-Welded Bladeby Jim Hrisoulas. From the welding of the starting billet to the final assembly of the completed blade, this book provides in-depth instruction in forging basic, precise damascus patterns as well as the more stunning complex designs. Softcover, 114 pp.


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$32.00
How to Scrimshaw and Carve IvoryHow to Scrimshaw and Carve Ivoryby Blackie and Michael Collins. An excellent, inexpensive introduction to America's first art form – scrimshaw. Detailed step-by-step instructions are illustrated with over 100 photographs. Softcover, 48 pp.


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How to Scrimshaw and Carve Ivory 0-940362-01-5$6.95
On Damascus SteelOn Damascus Steelby Dr. Leo S. Figiel. This book covers the historical, technical, and artistic aspects of both Oriental (wootz) and Mechanical (pattern-welded) damascus, and illustrates the text with many extraordinary examples of edged weapons and gun barrels. Hardcover, 145 pp.


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On Damascus Steel 0-9628711-1-7Regular price: $65.00Sale price: $35.00
The Hand Forged KnifeThe Hand Forged Knifeby Karl Schroen. Subtitled "An Introduction to the Working of Modern Tool Steels," this book covers much more than that, it's really a complete introduction to the practical construction of hand-forged knives. Softcover, 136 pp.

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