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How to Make Knives

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A Textbook for Knifemakers

This is the book to read if you are interested in making handmade knives or if you want to better understand the work that goes into a fine knife. The book takes you into the shops of two very accomplished knife makers as well as gathers tips and more from a variety of others. First, the book visits Robert W. Loveless, who has been widely acknowledged as the premier maker of hunting and combat knives. Second, the book visits William F. Moran, who is one in that rare class of knifemakers.

The book covers the following topics and more:

  • A History of Handmade Knives
  • How to Make a Knife by the Stock Removal Method
  • Making a Sheath
  • How to Make a Knife with Hand Tools
  • Flat Grinding
  • Soldering the Guard
  • The Tools and Supplies of Knifemaking
  • Knife Design

Written by Richard W. Barney and Robert W. Loveless. Softcover. 182 pages.

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