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Fancy Knives

Fancy Knives
Item Number: BK3045
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Detailed Description

  • By: Stefan Steigerwald & Ernst G. Siebeneicher-Hellwig
  • Pages: 184
  • Hardcover
  • 316 Color Pictures

  • Through over 300 clear color photos and concise text, you can learn the materials, qualities, working styles, and decorating techniques of penknives.
  • Learn the differences of carbon and alloyed steels, steel designations, and impressive damascene decoration.
  • Knife blade types and steel polishes are featured as well as options for knife handle materials, including wood, horn, antler, bone, ivory, and mother-of-pearl.
  • Explore handle decorating techniques that include engraving, etching, inlay, scrimshaw, and coloring.
  • Once knives have been carefully studied, sheath manufacturing techniques using leather are also discussed.
  • Finally, instructions are given to readers who wish to make their own knives. Collectors and all who appreciate the fine art of penknife making will treasure this book.

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