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Blade's Guide to Making Knives

Blade's Guide to Making Knives

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  • Updated 3rd Edition
  • Comprehensive Guide to Knife Making
  • With New Section On Using CAD Software


Learn the Secrets of Knifemaking. Updated 3rd Edition.

With an all-star cast of renowned knifemakers, BLADE's Guide To Making Knives 3rd Edition brings you the most up-to-date, inside information available on fashioning edged implements. In this full-color, meticulously illustrated volume:

Abe Elias, traditional woodworker and user of hand tools, presents a step-by-step guide to creating your own bushcraftknife.

Tim Zowada, forger of damascus and smelted steel, reveals his trade secrets and methods in "Making the Using Knife."

Wally Hayes shares how to craft a 15" Japanese sword with a distinctive temper line in "Making a Wakizashi."

Don Fogg, arguably one of the best sword makers on the planet, shares his expertise in "Forging Steel from Raw Materials."

Steve Culver discusses historically interesting examples and how to recreate them.

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.

Ryan M. Johnson brings knife making into the computer age with "Designing a Knife Using CAD Software".

Murray Carter combines lessons from his teachers in Japan with western alternatives in "Fashion and Hone a San Mai Kitchen Knife".

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 3rd Edition arms you with knowledge to help you reap the rewards of a fruitful and fulfilling knifemaking hobby or career. Edited by Joe Kertzman. 3rd Edition. Paperback. 205 pages.

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