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Knives 2014: The World's Greatest Knife Book [Kindle Edition]

Joe Kertzman
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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!

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About the Author

Joe Kertzman has authored 13 editions of the Knives annual book, as well as Art of the Knife, Blade’s Guide to Making Knives, and four editions of Sporting Knives. Joe is Managing Editor of BLADE Magazine, a position he held for a decade before moving to Krause’s book department as Team Leader of Antiques & Collectibles books, where he did acquisitions work and editing for two years before returning to BLADE.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 49706 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications; 34 edition (15 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F8GUR54
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #487,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knives 2014 6 Dec. 2013
By mikeb
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As a knife maker this is a 5* book .helps looking at the worlds best makers and there work to see the latest knife trends around the world also it gives you a data base of names and contact details if you decide to ask for a commission. it's a must for any knife enthusiast
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5.0 out of 5 stars My comments on the book above 11 Jan. 2014
A brilliant book for the knife aficionado, such good colour plates and commentary on the various sections!
And really good contacts info on where to acquire accessories for knife making etc in the back section.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC...!!! 8 April 2014
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FANTASTIC...!!! Like all these annuals, they keep getting better. I started in 93 and each year the workmanship gets better & better. Great 'Eye Candy' books!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but..... 8 Jan. 2014
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Too much advertising, take up half the book which is disappointing. Actual info on the knives is very good though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 21 Sept. 2014
By Lee
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Brilliant item and value for money.Excellent service,. I'll buy off seller again
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